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Brian Frosh: “I want to be the people's lawyer”


Bethesda, MD -- Pledging to be the “people’s lawyer,” State Senator Brian Frosh today emailed his supporters to tell them that he’s decided to run for Maryland Attorney General.

“In a world where powerful special interests seem to get all the breaks, too many Marylanders feel like their voices aren’t being heard,” Frosh wrote to supporters.    “They want to know they’ve got an advocate who will fight for them.  They want to know someone has got their backs.  That’s why, after much encouragement from Marylanders across the state, I’ve decided to run for Attorney General.  I want to be the people’s lawyer.”

Senator Frosh outlined a series of priorities that he would bring to the Attorney General’s office.

“We need an Attorney General who will fight for justice and equal treatment for all Marylanders; someone who knows that protecting our children and fighting for safe communities is the first step in creating opportunity for all; someone who will protect consumers and seniors from those who try to defraud them; and someone who will enforce laws that protect our environment; and someone who will work to prevent discrimination so that all Marylanders have the opportunities they deserve.”

Frosh also invited supporters to join him in September for a series of campaign kick-off events where he will talk more about his plans to be an advocate for Maryland families.

Throughout his career in public service, Senator Frosh has been an independent voice and a leader on consumer protection, environmental protection, public safety, individual privacy, and civil rights.

First elected to the General Assembly in 1986, Frosh has served as Chair of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee since 2003, where he has played a major role in shepherding landmark legislation on gun safety, marriage equality, repeal of the death penalty and protection for Maryland families against losing their homes. 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.

Senator Frosh has been honored by many organizations for his work in the General Assembly.  Among many others, he has received the John Kabler Award for outstanding environmental leadership from the Maryland League of Conservation Voters, the Consumer Legislator of the Year award from the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, the Legislative Leader of the Year award from the Maryland Fraternal Order of Police, and he has been named one of the “Best Lawyers in America” by U.S. News & World Report

A graduate of Montgomery County public schools, Senator Frosh grew up in Bethesda. He lives in the Town of Somerset with his wife Marcy Masters Frosh. They have two daughters, both educated in Montgomery County’s public schools.

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