MD GOP’s last AG candidate is running for a judgeship in 2014


Scott Rolle, known more recently for his role on Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on The History Channel, filed Thursday for a judgeship. Rolle, who ran for Attorney General in 2006 and lost to Doug Gansler in the general election, filed to run as a Judge of the Circuit Court in Judicial District 6 in Frederick County. Rolle will face incumbent Judge Danny B. O’Connor.

Rolle previously served as State’s Attorney for Frederick County and has been in private practice. He also has acted and serves as a JAG officer in the U.S. Army Reserve.

After I wrote my post on the MD GOP’s issues with finding candidates for Attorney General, I had one source tell me that my piece was quite comprehensive but that I should’ve pointed out about the Republican Party’ failing to help Rolle’s campaign in 2006 after they recruited him to run. Rolle was the last actual candidate the MD GOP managed to find to run for Attorney General.

Circuit court judges are elected in nonpartisan elections.

Jeff Quinton

Jeff Quinton

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