Brian Frosh

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Brian Frosh
Current candidacy
Running for Attorney General of Maryland
Date of primaryJune 24, 2014
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Maryland State Senate District 16
In office
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 19
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1994
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Maryland State House of Delegates
Bachelor'sWesleyan University, 1968
J.D.Columbia University School of Law, 1971
BirthdayOctober 8, 1946
Place of birthWashington, DC
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Personal website
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Brian E. Frosh is a Democratic member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 16. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994.

Frosh is a candidate for the open seat of Attorney General of Maryland in the 2014 election.[1]


Frosh earned his bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University in 1968 and his J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law in 1971.

Committee assignments


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


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

  • Judicial Proceedings (Chair)
  • Executive Nominations Committee
  • Legislative Policy Committee
  • Special Committee on State Employee Rights and Protections
  • Joint Oversight Committee on the Department of Juvenile Services
  • Rules (Vice Chair)



See also: Maryland attorney general election, 2014

Frosh officially entered the 2014 race to replace retiring incumbent attorney general Doug Gansler on July 30, 2013.[2][3]

Frosh won the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 24, 2013. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.


Maryland Attorney General, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Frosh 49.7% 217,026
Jon Cardin 30.3% 132,275
Aisha Braveboy 20% 87,575
Total Votes 436,876
Election Results Via:WBALTV. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.


See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2010

Frosh defeated Republican candidate Jerry Cave by a margin of 30,762 to 12,815 in the November 2 general election.[4]

In the September 14 primary election, Frosh ran unopposed.[5]

Maryland State Senate, District 16 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Brian Frosh (D) 30,762 70.6%
Jerry Cave (R) 12,815 29.4%


On November 7, 2006, Frosh ran for District 16 of the Maryland State Senate, beating Robert Dyer.[6]

Frosh raised $135,296 for his campaign.[7]

Maryland Senate, District 16
Candidates Votes Percent
Brian Frosh 35,290 75.7%
Robert Dyer 11,317 24.3%
Write-Ins 28 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Frosh was up for re-election, he raised $151,008 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Maryland Realtors Association $4,500
Liss, Fulton P $4,000
Maryland Trial Lawyers Association $3,500
Health Policy Leadership Alliance $3,000


In 2006 Brian Frosh collected $135,296 in donations.[9]

Four of his largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Sanford & Doris Slavin $2,000
Mark London $1,000
Allen Lang $1,000
Anne Bingaman $1,000


Frosh is married and has two children.[10]

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