Maryland’s Attorney General Won’t Seek Third Term

Annapolis, MD (WNAV)–Attorney General Brian Frosh sent a letter to his staff this morning informing them that he will not be running for a third term in 2022. Mr. Frosh says that after 35 years of public services he won’t campaign to keep his job. But, he says he still has 15 months as Attorney General and he intends to make the most of every single moment.  Mr. Frosh writes his staff that a he will continue to work with them to protect Marylanders and improve their lives and fight for justice.

His staff outlines some of his achievements in office including:

  • preserve the Affordable Care Act;
  • protect the Clean Power Plan;
  • overturn the Muslim Ban;
  • protect women’s rights to reproductive health care services;
  • Holding accountable nursing homes that were abusing elderly and vulnerable adults;
  • Successfully defending the Maryland Firearm Safety Act;
  • Creating and leading the COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force to address the civil legal needs of minority, low-income, and vulnerable Marylanders that were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier this week Treasurer Nancy Kopp announced she’s retiring at the end of the year, after 20 years in her position, and 50 total years as an elected official in state government.

Here is an excerpt of Mr. Frosh’s biography from the Attorney General’s webpage:

Prior to his current office, he served in the Maryland General Assembly for 28 years, including 12 as chairman of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, where he led the effort to pass gun safety legislation that has been called some of the toughest and most effective in the nation. He also increased protections for victims of domestic violence and expanded the state’s DNA database to help police catch criminals.

As one of the leading environmentalists in Maryland, he authored a ban on drilling for oil and gas in the Chesapeake Bay as well as the Maryland Recycling Act, and fought to hold utility companies accountable for poor service and unreasonable rate hikes.

Brian has received awards from the Sierra Club, American Lung Association, Maryland State Bar Association and the Maryland League of Conservation Voters. He was recognized by the Daily Record in 2010 with the Leadership in Law Award and was honored by his Senate peers with the First Citizen Award, presented to Marylanders who have been dedicated and effective participants in the process of making government work for the benefit of all.

Raised in Montgomery County, Brian graduated from Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, earned a B.A. from Wesleyan University and received his law degree from the Columbia University School of Law. Prior to being elected Attorney General, he had been an attorney in private practice since 1976. He lives in Somerset with his wife Marcy Masters Frosh. They have two daughters.

You can find the full text here.


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