Brian Feldman

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Brian Feldman
Maryland State Senate District 15
In office
September 17, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 8, 2019
Years in position 2
Parliamentarian, Maryland State House of Delegates
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
AppointedSeptember 11, 2013
Appointed byMartin O'Malley, Governor of Virginia
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Maryland House of Delegates District 15
Bachelor'sPennsylvania State University, 1983
Master'sThe Johns Hopkins University, 2000
J.D.University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1986
Date of birthFebruary 4, 1961
Place of birthPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
ProfessionAdjunct Professor, The John Hopkins University
Office website
Brian J. Feldman (b. February 4, 1961) is a Democratic member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 15. He was first appointed to the chamber on September 11, 2013, following the resignation of Robert Garagiola (D).

Feldman served in the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 15 from 2003 to 2013. Feldman served as State House Parliamentarian from 2011 to 2013.


Feldman's professional experience includes working as an attorney and Of Counsel with Kozusko, Harris, Vetter, Wareh, Limited Liability Partnership, trial attorney with the Unted States Department of Justice Tax Division, and Certified Public Accountant with Price Waterhouse.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Feldman served on the following committees:

Maryland Committee Assignments, 2015
Cybersecurity, Information Technology and Biotechnology
Federal Relations, Chair
Workers' Compensation Benefit and Insurance Oversight


After being sworn into the Maryland State Senate, Feldman served on these committees:


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Feldman served on these committees:

Note: Feldman also served on the Subcommittee on Banking, Economic Development, Science and Technology (Chair) and the Subcommittee on Property and Casualty Insurance.


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Feldman served on these committees:

Note: Feldman also served on the Subcommittee on Banking, Economic Development, Science and Technology (Chair), the Subcommittee on Business Regulation, the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commercial Law and the Subcommittee on Property and Casualty Insurance.



See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Incumbent Brian Feldman was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Robin Ficker was unopposed in the Republican primary. Feldman defeated Ficker in the general election.[1][2]

Maryland State Senate District 15, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Feldman Incumbent 60.5% 19,925
     Republican Robin Ficker 39.5% 13,028
Total Votes 32,953


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Feldman successfully won re-election, coming in second in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 15 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kathleen Dumais (D) 23,476
Green check mark transparent.png Brian Feldman (D) 23,120
Green check mark transparent.png Aruna Miller (D) 21,353
Scott Graham (R) 15,298
Sylvia Darrow (R) 14,490
Matthew Mockerman (R) 13,477
Arvin Vohra (L) 1,910


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Feldman ran for District 15 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the second of three seats, losing to Kathleen Dumais but beating Craig Rice, Jean Cryor, Brian Mezger, and Chris Pilkerton.[4]

Feldman raised $90,988 for his campaign.[5]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 15
Candidates Votes Percent
Kathleen Dumais (D) 25,781 21.6%
Brian Feldman (D) 25,760 21.6%
Craig Rice (D) 20,202 17.0%
Jean Cryor (R) 20,050 16.8%
Brian Mezger (R) 14,112 11.8%
Chris Pilkerton (R) 13,174 11.1%
Write-Ins 55 0.0%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Feldman was up for re-election, he collected $89,921 in donations.[6]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:


In 2006, Brian Feldman collected $90,988 in donations.[7]

His six largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Maryland Realtors Association $5,450
Maryland Trial Lawyers Association $3,000
Maryland House Democratic Committee $2,500
Kay Management $2,000
Maryland Bankers Association $2,000
Goodman-Gable-Gould Co. $2,000


Feldman has served on the Board of Directors of The Dwelling Place and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington. He has been a member of the Maryland Veterans Caucus, Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, and Maryland Green Caucus.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Rob Garagiola (D)
Maryland Senate District 15
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Maryland House District 15
Succeeded by
David Fraser-Hidalgo (D)