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Jim Shalleck, running for Maryland Attorney General

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Jim Shalleck hopes to be nominated Republican candidate for Maryland Attorney General in the upcoming primary, July 19. Credit: Phil Tran

There hasn’t been a Republican in the Maryland Attorney General seat in seven decades. But Jim Shalleck, running in the GOP primary, believes his highest priority -- stomping out violent crime -- appeals to Democrats and Independents, too. His plan is to shift 40 or 50 lawyers who work for the AG to prosecuting serious street crime:

“You know it’s an army! The Attorney General is an army. And it hasn’t been used to help fight crime. So I want to take a tenth of the office and use it to divert its priorities to fighting crime.” 

Plus, we ask about funding the police, legalizing marijuana, enforcing environmental laws and why he wants to reinstate resource officers in public schools.

Links: Jim Shalleck for AG, MDElections2022

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Melissa Gerr is a producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'