As of 2015, the Maryland tax comptroller is Peter Franchot, as noted on the Comptroller of Maryland website. Comptroller Franchot won his statewide election in November 2007 after representing Montgomery County for two decades in Maryland's legislature. The state's 33rd chief fiscal officer, Franchot graduated from Amherst College and Northeastern School of Law.
As comptroller, Franchot is one of Maryland's four officials elected statewide, notes the Comptroller of Maryland. In addition to collecting revenue for state operations, the comptroller is responsible for regulating state motor fuel, tobacco and alcohol industries, providing information technology services for state agencies, and serving on state commissions and boards. Comptroller Franchot is vice-chair of Maryland's state retirement and pension system and serves on the Board of Public Works.