State Roundup, October 6, 2017

FRANCHOT FILES FOR RE-ELECTION:Democrat Peter Franchot, already the third longest-serving comptroller in Maryland’s history, filed Thursday for re-election. He is seeking his fourth term as Maryland’s chief tax collector, writes Michael Dresser for the Sun.

SEN. KAGAN TO SEEK RE-ELECTION: State Sen. Cheryl Kagan (D), who has pondered running for Montgomery County executive over the past several months, instead has decided to seek re-election, writes Josh Kurtz for Maryland Matters. In a statement to be posted on her Facebook page, Kagan will say she was “intrigued…by the possibility of serving as our next County Executive at this critical juncture” and “humbled by the incredible support offered by hundreds of residents and activists,” but has decided to try to remain in the Senate.