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Brian Frosh
Attorney General of Maryland
In office
Term ends
Years in position 0
Base salary$125,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Maryland State Senate
Maryland State House of Delegates
Bachelor'sWesleyan University, 1968
J.D.Columbia University School of Law, 1971
Date of birthOctober 8, 1946
Place of birthWashington, DC
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Brian E. Frosh is the current Democratic Attorney General of Maryland. He was first elected to the office in 2014, replacing two-term incumbent Doug Gansler (D).[1]

Frosh was a Democratic member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 16 from 1995 to 2015.


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

Political career

Maryland Attorney General (2015-present)

Frosh first won election to the office in 2014. He replaced Doug Gansler (D), who ran unsuccessfully for governor.

Maryland State Senate, District 16 (1994-2015)

Frosh represented District 16 in the Maryland State Senate from 1994 to 2015.

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, and faced Republican Jeffrey Pritzker and Libertarian Leo Wayne Dymowski in the general election on November 4, 2014.


Primary election
Maryland Attorney General, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Frosh 49.6% 228,360
Jon Cardin 30.3% 139,582
Aisha Braveboy 20.1% 92,664
Total Votes 460,606
Election Results via Maryland State Board of Elections.
General election
Attorney General of Maryland, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Frosh 55.8% 935,846
     Republican Jeffrey Pritzker 40.7% 682,265
     Libertarian Leo Wayne Dymowski 3.4% 57,069
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.1% 2,089
Total Votes 1,677,269
Election Results via Maryland State Board of Elections.


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%


See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2006

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


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Frosh is married and has two children.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Doug Gansler (D)
Attorney General of Maryland
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Maryland State Senate District 16
Succeeded by
Susan Lee (D)