ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former first lady Kendel Ehrlich has been hired as an assistant state’s attorney in Anne Arundel County.

State’s Attorney Wes Adams announced Ehrlich’s hiring late Thursday. He says she will be sworn into office on Oct. 29 and will be assigned to the Drug Court team.

Kendel Ehrlich is the wife of former Gov. Robert Ehrlich. Robert Ehrlich became Maryland’s first Republican governor in a generation in 2002. He lost his re-election bid in 2006 to Martin O’Malley, who defeated Ehrlich in a rematch in 2010.

Kendel Ehrlich earned her law degree from the University of Baltimore Law School and is a former assistant State’s Attorney for Harford County.

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