BELTSVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Monday in Beltsville, Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler named Del. Jolene Ivey as his running mate in his bid for the Democratic nomination in the governor's race.
Following the announcement, Gansler refused to answer questions about Maryland State Police memos published by the Washington Post complaining about Gansler's treatment of troopers assigned to protect him. Troopers complained Gansler frequently ordered them to break traffic laws, drive recklessly, and use emergency lights and sirens to go to routine events. When troopers balked, the complaints allege Gansler would take the wheel of the state-issued black SUV himself to speed, inappropriately use lights and sirens and run red lights.
Gansler is running against Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who picked Howard County Executive Ken Ulman as his running mate, for the nomination. Del. Heather Mizeur is also running but has not announced a running mate.
Ivey is a two-term delegate who represents Prince George's County. She is the first African-American woman to be a running mate in a Maryland governor's race.
Ivey has served in Maryland's House of Delegates since 2007. She has also served on the House Ways and Means Committee.