Frosh says he will not seek a third term in office

Frosh says he will not seek a third term in office

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh emphasized his support for legislation that would end the sale of all flavored tobacco products in the state at a news conference in Feb. 2020 ( photo by Bryan Renbaum)


Attorney General Brian Frosh Thursday announced that he will leave office at the expiration of his current term in Jan. 2023.

“I am writing to let you know that after 35 years in public service, I have made the difficult decision not to seek re-election as Attorney General,” Frosh wrote in a letter to his staff.

“My work with you has been the most rewarding, fulfilling and, I believe, productive experience of my professional life. I continue to treasure the opportunity to work with all the talented and dedicated people that make up our great office,” he added.

Frosh noted that he still has 15 months left in his term and said he intends to spend that time wisely.

“I intend to make the most of every single moment. I will continue to work with you to provide the best possible legal advice to our clients, to protect Marylanders, to improve their lives and to fight for justice.”

Frosh, 75, has been attorney general since 2015. The Democrat has made national headlines over the years for legal efforts aimed at preserving the Affordable Care Act, abortion rights, overturning then-President Donald Trump’s travel ban, and going after companies that have polluted the environment.

Prior to becoming Maryland’s top law enforcement official, Frosh served in the state senate for 20 years and in the House of Delegates for seven years.

The Daily Record first reported Frosh’s intention to step down on Wednesday.


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Bryan Renbaum

Reporter Bryan Renbaum served as the Capitol Hill Correspondent for Talk Media News for the past three-and-a-half years, filing print, radio and video reports on the Senate and the House of Representatives. He covered congressional reaction to the inauguration of President Donald Trump as well as the confirmation hearings of attorneys general Jeff Sessions and William Barr and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. He also filed breaking news reports on the 2017 shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and three others. Previously Bryan broke multiple stories with the Baltimore Post-Examiner including sexual assault scandals at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a texting scandal on the women’s lacrosse team at that school for which he was interviewed by ABC’s “Good Morning America.” He also covered the Maryland General Assembly during the 2016 legislative session as an intern for Maryland Reporter. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from McDaniel College. If you have additional questions or comments contact Bryan at:

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