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ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATES ANNOUNCE DEBATE SCHEDULE

04.28.2014

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 April 28, 2014

Media Contacts:

Andy Carton, Cardin Campaign: 443-500-0179, andy@joncardin.com
Dana Ju, Frosh Campaign: 202-841-2817, dju@hilltoppublicsolutions.com
Anthony Jones, Braveboy Campaign: (443) 595-7922, contact@aishabraveboy.com

ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATES ANNOUNCE DEBATE SCHEDULE

ANNAPOLIS, MD - The three candidates for the Democratic nomination for Attorney General, Delegate Aisha Braveboy, Delegate Jon Cardin, and Senator Brian Frosh, have released a joint statement announcing a debate schedule.  The campaigns have announced they will participate in two official debates.  They will be held in the evening on May 19th at the University of Maryland, College Park and June 9th at the University of Baltimore School of Law.

While the candidates have participated in a number of forums around the state, these debates will be the only events organized by the campaigns and supervised by the Maryland Democratic Party.  They will follow a traditional debate format.

There are less than two months remaining before the primary election. These debates will offer voters the opportunity to meet the candidates and hear them discuss the important issues in the race for Maryland's next Attorney General.

Below is a summary of both debates and their moderators.

DEBATE 1

When:

May 19, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Where:

University of Maryland, College Park, Frank Auditorium, Van Munching Hall

Moderator:

Douglas Besharov

Douglas J. Besharov is the Norman and Florence Brody Professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, where he teaches courses on poverty, welfare, children and families, policy analysis, program evaluation, and performance management. He is also a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, where he leads a program on international policy exchanges. In 2008, he was President of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) and is currently APPAM’s International Conference Coordinator. He is also director of the University’s Welfare Reform Academy and the Center for International Policy Exchanges. Among his eighteen books is Recognizing Child Abuse: A Guide for the Concerned, a book designed to help professionals and laypersons identify and report suspected child abuse. He has written over 250 articles, and has contributed to The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

DEBATE 2

When:

Evening of June 9th

Where:

University of Baltimore School of Law, Moot Court room

Moderator:

Dean Ronald Weich

Ron Weich was appointed Dean of the School of Law in May 2012.  Immediately prior to assuming his current position, he served as the Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs in the U.S. Department of Justice, a position to which he was appointed by President Obama in 2009.  In that role, Weich represented the Justice Department on all legislative and oversight matters before Congress.  Earlier in his career, Weich served as Chief Counsel to U.S. Senators Harry Reid and Edward M. Kennedy.  From 1997 to 2004, Weich was a partner in the law firm of Zuckerman Spaeder LLP.  He began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in New York City.  Weich, a native New Yorker, is a graduate of Columbia University and the Yale Law School.