Bob Ehrlich

Bob Ehrlich

Popular Former Governor of Maryland

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Former Governor of Maryland and Leading Member of the Republican Party

As the 60th governor of the state of Maryland and a United States Congressman, Bob Ehrlich established a reputation as a champion of education, a promoter of economic growth and a friend to the environment. In February, 2007, Governor Ehrlich joined Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC, as a founder of the firm’s Baltimore office.

Political Career

 The Baltimore native took office in 2003 on a platform of increasing education funding, balancing the state budget and protecting the Chesapeake Bay. He became Maryland’s first Republican governor in nearly 40 years.

 During his tenure, Maryland moved from a $1.8 billion budget deficit to a budget surplus, and Governor Ehrlich negotiated balanced budgets each of his four years in office. Schools were funded at the highest allocations in state history, with schools in low-income and high cost-of-living areas receiving special attention. The state’s community colleges and Historically Black Colleges and Universities also received record funding during the Ehrlich administration. He also championed the 2005 Chesapeake Bay Restoration Act, which has reduced pollution in Maryland’s most famous natural resource.

 But Governor Ehrlich had a long track record of public service before being elected to the state’s highest office. From 1995-2003, he represented Maryland’s 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives, including six years as the House Deputy Whip. He served on the Budget, Energy and Commerce, Government Reform and Oversight, and Banking and Financial Services Committees during his House tenure. He also served as Co-Chairman of the Congressional Biotechnology Caucus.

 From 1987-1995, Governor Ehrlich represented the 10th District (BaltimoreCounty) in the Maryland House of Delegates. He also was a member of the Governor’s Council on Child Abuse and Neglect, as well as the Maryland Juvenile Justice Advisory Council during that time.

Author

In his book Turn This Car Around: The Road Map to Restoring America, Ehrlich urges the American public to make a real change and address (with him) the issues of union strangleholds, Obamacare, a failed stimulus package, soaring energy costs and high unemployment, the race-card, the living wage war, bipartisanship and other heated topics. 

Respected Lawyer

Governor Ehrlich began his legal career after finishing law school in 1982. He was a successful civil litigator for more than a decade, practicing at the Baltimore law firm of Ober, Kaler, Grimes and Shriver.

A Governor’s Look at the State of the Union

Former Md. Governor Bob Ehrlich passionately discusses the most critical issues facing America today. As a member of the House Banking Committee when critical decisions were made regarding sub-prime loans, he is eminently qualified to discuss the root of our economic crisis & the steps needed to resolve it. He will also address important issues regarding the environment & energy policy, healthcare and education reform, immigration, domestic security, the war in Iraq, and tort reform.

Cutting through the Rhetoric

Multiculturalism is Bunk

Race and Politics in America

Bi-Partisanship: over-rated and un-American

Taking on Education in the US

  • Turn This Car Around: The Roadmap to Restoring America
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