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SENATOR BRIAN FROSH CREATES EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE FOR MARYLAND ATTORNEY GENERAL CAMPAIGN

10.10.2013

 

 

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October 10, 2012

SENATOR BRIAN FROSH CREATES EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE FOR MARYLAND ATTORNEY GENERAL CAMPAIGN

Van Hollen, Baker, Leggett, Glendening, Hughes and Sachs among group advising Frosh


Maryland Senator Brian Frosh announced Thursday an exploratory committee for Attorney General in 2014 that includes members of Congress, former governors, county executives and state legislators as well as community and civic leaders.

The exploratory committee has representation from across Maryland and includes U.S. Representative Chris Van Hollen, Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, former Governors Parris Glendening and Harry Hughes, and former Maryland Attorney General Stephen Sachs.

The committee also includes a majority of the members of the Maryland Senate, Democratic Party leaders and community activists.  A list of the expanding committee is attached and may be found here.

“These are people I greatly respect, and having their advice, support and endorsement means a great deal to me,” said Senator Frosh, a Democrat from District 16 in Montgomery County. “I will continue to consult with, and seek the opinions of, knowledgeable Marylanders during the next several months and will then make a formal announcement about the 2014 election.”

“Brian Frosh has devoted himself to the hard work of public policy and cares deeply about justice and due process,” said Rep. Van Hollen (D-8). “He would provide the state of Maryland and its people with outstanding representation as the Attorney General.”

Senator Frosh, an attorney in private practice in Montgomery County, has served in the General Assembly for more than 25 years and chairs the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, the panel that handles key legal issues. He has been a leading voice on the environment, consumer protection, individual privacy, education and civil rights.

In agreeing to serve on the exploratory committee, Montgomery County Executive Leggett said, “Brian’s compassion, independence and integrity have been apparent to us in Montgomery County for many years.  He has been the state leader on protecting our environment and ensuring that we have a fair and impartial judiciary that protects the rights of all Marylanders. I am pleased to offer my wholehearted support to him in the race for Attorney General.”

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker stated, “I served with Brian Frosh in the General Assembly and I was always deeply impressed with his sense of fairness and decency. He is thoughtful and independent, and possesses the right disposition and temperament to serve as Maryland’s top legal officer.”

“Brian is honest and smart,” added State Sen. Lisa Gladden (D-Baltimore). “He fights hard for the right causes and will stand up for the people of Maryland.”

Steve Sachs, who served as Maryland Attorney General from 1979 to 1987, said he had watched Senator Frosh handle complicated legal issues for many years. “He has a rare talent for listening carefully to all sides and making good decisions,” Sachs said. “He has the experience – both in government and in the legal community – to become an excellent attorney general.”

 

Brian Frosh for Attorney General

Initial Exploratory Committee Membership