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This week on DirectLINE Live, we have the honor of featuring The Honorable Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., who served as Maryland’s 60th Governor from 2002 to 2006. Governor Ehrlich made history as the first Republican governor elected in the state in 36 years.

During his tenure, Governor Ehrlich transformed Maryland’s fiscal landscape by reversing $4 billion in inherited budget deficits and turning them into $2.3 billion in surpluses. His pro-growth economic policies spurred the creation of 100,000 new private-sector jobs. He was a staunch advocate for Maryland’s technology economy, implementing policies that propelled the state to the forefront of education, biotechnology, health care, and minority business advancement.

Before his governorship, Governor Ehrlich served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. As a Congressman, he was an active member of the House Majority Whip team, contributing to the passage of comprehensive tax relief, improved healthcare access, federal education reform, and the first balanced budget in a generation.

Governor Ehrlich’s political career began in the Maryland House of Delegates, where he represented Baltimore County from 1987 to 1994. During this time, he served on the House Judiciary Committee and played a key role in shaping state policies on tort reform, juvenile justice, and child abuse and neglect.

Join us as we delve into Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.’s career and accomplishments. This transformative leader has left an indelible mark on Maryland’s political and economic landscape.


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