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STATE SENATOR BRIAN FROSH AWARDED 2013 LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD AND GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION CHAMPION AWARD

02.11.2014

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February 11, 2014       

 

STATE SENATOR BRIAN FROSH AWARDED 2013 LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD AND GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION CHAMPION AWARD

 Maryland Public Health Association and Marylanders To Prevent Gun Violence honor Frosh for his efforts to prevent gun violence and save lives.

Annapolis, MD- Brian Frosh was the recipient of both the 2013 Legislator of the Year Award from the Maryland Public Health Association and the Gun Violence Prevention Champion Award from Marylanders To Prevent Gun Violence. The awards were presented during MdPHA's Public Health & Environmental Health Night in Annapolis Monday evening.

“With the passing of Maryland’s new gun safety legislation, Senator Brian Frosh has made a significant difference by making government work for the benefit of all Marylanders," said Margaret Hayes, immediate Past President of MdPHA.

As Chairman of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, Senator Frosh was the key legislator behind the enactment of Maryland's landmark Firearms Safety Act of 2013.  Particularly because the measure requires fingerprinting of handgun purchasers, this new law, which took effect last October, will make Maryland a national leader on gun violence prevention.

"No one did more than Senator Brian Frosh to enact the life-saving Firearms Safety Act of 2013, "said Vincent DeMarco, President of Marylanders To Prevent Gun Violence, a grassroots coalition of faith and community leaders working to save lives from gun violence. "That is why we are pleased to award him our first Gun Violence Prevention Champion Award."

Frosh believes gun violence is a major public health issue in Maryland, and throughout the United States.   

“Protecting our communities is the first step in creating justice and opportunity for all.  I am honored to receive these awards and I am committed to working with our public health professionals and community leaders to protect the public from incidents of gun violence,” said Frosh, Democratic candidate for Maryland Attorney General in Maryland.

For more information about the campaign, please visit www.brianfrosh.com, or www.facebook.com/brianfrosh and @BrianFrosh on Twitter.

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