Brian is an experienced leader who has been a voice and an advocate for all Marylanders. He has a record on public safety that stands above the rest- protecting Marylanders from gun violence, ensuring that all Marylanders have clean water to drink and clean air to breathe, protecting Maryland consumers from fraud, identity theft and scams, and making certain that seniors and our most vulnerable citizens are protected from financial scams, fraud and physical abuse.
Brian Frosh has the judgment and experience necessary to serve as the state’s chief legal officer, and the people’s lawyer. First elected to the General Assembly in 1986, Brian has served as Chair of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee since 2003 where he has been a leader in the fight to make Marylanders safer for families. He has played a major role in shepherding landmark legislation on gun safety, increased protections for victims of domestic violence, expanding the state’s DNA database to help police catch criminals, and has been a leader in getting assault weapons and other dangerous firearms off our streets.
Brian knows that law enforcement is only part of the equation – that it’s far better to prevent a crime than to prosecute one. As attorney general, Brian will work to prevent crime before it happens on our streets, and online. He will work to expand educational and economic opportunities for all Marylanders, reduce gang activity, strengthen effective rehabilitation programs, and prisoner re-entry programs. Brian will be an attorney general committed to keeping our neighborhoods safe.
Brian Frosh is a leader who has made Maryland a better and safer place to live because of the legislation he has championed. He has authored important environmental laws, including a ban on drilling for oil and gas in the Chesapeake Bay as well as the Maryland Recycling Act. He has fought to hold utility companies accountable for poor service and unreasonable rate hikes, and to make college affordable by reducing tuition costs at Maryland’s public colleges and universities and protect Maryland families against the threat of foreclosure.
Brian is also proud to have earned support of a diverse range of Marylanders, including law enforcement groups like Montgomery County’s Fraternal Order of Police Lodges 30 & 35, local prosecutors such as Angela Alsobrooks, 70,000 Maryland’s public educators represented by MSEA, leading environmental groups like Maryland Sierra Club and Maryland League of Conservation Voters, working men and women of Maryland State & D.C. AFL-CIO and dozens of respected leaders from Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker to Congressman Chris Van Hollen.
They know Brian is committed to being the people’s lawyer not just by being their voice and or just taking positions on issues, but using the law to improve people’s lives. Because they know, as Brian does, that for all the progress we’ve made in Maryland, we still have a lot more to do to keep Marylanders safe and to fight for equal opportunity and equal rights for every Marylander.
A graduate of Montgomery County public schools, Brian grew up in Bethesda, where he attended Walter Johnson High School. Brian is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Columbia Law School. He lives in the Town of Somerset, MD with his wife Marcy Masters Frosh. They have two daughters, both educated in Montgomery County’s public schools.
Brian also serves on the board of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, D.C. in Rockville. The Frosh family are members of Adat Shalom Congregation in Bethesda.