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Friday, January 23, 2009

'Glutton for Punishment' Set to Run (for State's Attorney)

(Posted 23 Jan 2009)

'Glutton for Punishment' Set to Run.
Post, 22 Jan 2009 (Wiggins & Hernandez ).
There has been much speculation about who might run for the top job in Prince George's County next year: former delegate Rushern L. Baker III, State's Attorney Glenn F. Ivey and state Sen. C. Anthony Muse, all Democrats, always seem to cross most people's lips.
Less chatter has been made about the top law enforcement position. But last week, Mark K. Spencer, inspector general for Prince George's police, offered a clue about his intentions.
Just before Spencer sat down for lunch last week at Franklin's in Hyattsville, he was asked whether he plans to run for public office next year.
"Probably state's attorney again," he said. "What can I say? I'm a glutton for punishment."
Spencer, a former deputy state's attorney, lost to Ivey in 2003. After the campaign, he was hired as counsel to Patrick Murphy, the former New York police commissioner whom County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D) hired to evaluate the county police force. Later, Spencer got the inspector general job.

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