Doug Gansler (D)

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-State Attorneys General Doug Gansler of Maryland, Jack Conway of Kentucky and Mike Cox of Michigan have been selected for Aspen Institute Rodel Fellowships in Public

The award is based on an individual's reputation for intellect, thoughtfulness and a bipartisan approach to governing. The fellowship was awarded this year to four Democrats and one Republican.

"It is an honor to be chosen as a Rodel Fellow," Gansler said. "I look forward to working with my peers from across the country to exchange innovative ideas and develop sound policies that will help us meet the challenges that face our communities today."

The Rodel Fellowship was established in 2005.

According to the Aspen Institute, it works to enhance American democracy by convening the nation's most promising young political leaders in a bipartisan setting to the explore the underlying principles of western democracy.

In addition to the attorneys general, Vermont Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie, Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, and Mississippi State Treasurer Tate Reeves were awarded Aspen fellowships.

The Washington-based think tank was founded in 1950 and is an international non-profit organization. It has offices in Berlin, Rome, Lyon, Tokyo, New Delhi and Bucharest.

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