Former Senator Brian E. Frosh

District 16


Senator Brian E. Frosh
TenureFirst elected to the Senate in 1994. Member of the Senate from January 11, 1995 to January 6, 2015, representing District 16, Montgomery County. Sworn in as Attorney General of Maryland, January 6, 2015.
Party Affiliation
Democrat
Past Senate Service
2003-2015
Chair, Judicial Proceedings Committee
2007-2015
Vice Chair, Rules Committee (Member, 2003- 15)
2003-2015
Vice Chair, Legislative Policy Committee
2003-2015
Management Subcommittee of the Legislative Policy Committee
2003-2015
Executive Nominations Committee
2013
Special Joint Commission on Public Safety and Security in State and Local Correctional Facilities
2011-2012
Standing Committee on Reapportionment and Redistricting
2003-2007
Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer
2003
Special Commission on Legislative Prayer
2001-2003
Deputy Majority Leader
1995-2003
Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
1995-2003
Chair, Environment Subcommittee of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
1995-2003
Joint Committee on Chesapeake Bay Critical Areas
2001-2002
Senate Committee on Redistricting
1999-2001
Procurement Subcommittee of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
1997-2001
Ethics and Election Law Subcommittee of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
Past House Service
1991-1994
Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics
1987-1994
Environmental Matters Committee
1988-1993
Tort and Insurance Reform Oversight Committee
Public Service
2011
Maryland Access to Justice Commission
2008-2015
Energy and Environment Committee, Southern Legislative Conference
2008-2015
Agriculture and Energy Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
2008-2015
Environment Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
2007-2008
Agriculture, Environment, and Energy Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
2007-2014
Climate Change Commission
2007-2015
Law and Criminal Justice Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
2005-2007
Environment and Natural Resources Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
2004
Chair, Senate Special Commission on Medical Malpractice Liability Insurance
2004
State Advisory Council on Water Security and Sewerage
2003
Environmental Restoration and Development Task Force
1998-2003
Nutrient Management Advisory Committee
1995-2003
State Economic Growth, Resource Protection, and Planning Commission
1996-2002
U.S. Clean Air Act Advisory Committee
2001
Task Force on Energy Conservation and Efficiency
2001
Chesapeake Executive Council
2001
Co-Chair, Special Committee on Gaming
2000-2001
Task Force on the Environmental Effects of Methyl Tertiary-Butyl Ether (MTBE)
2000
Oil Spill Prevention Advisory Committee
2000
Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention
1999-2000
Study Commission on Lobbyist Ethics
1999-2000
Smart Codes Strategy Group, Steering Committee
1999-2000
Co-Chair, Article 66B (Planning and Zoning) Study Commission
1997-1998
Task Force to Study Retail Electric Competition and the Restructuring of the Electric Utility Industry
1995-1997
Senate Chair, Joint Committee to Study Mandates on Local Government
1995-1997
Board of Trustees, Maryland Environmental Trust
1995-1997
Maryland Recycling Advisory Group
1997
Blue Ribbon Citizens Pfiesteria Commission
1995-2014
Chesapeake Bay Commission (Chair, 2001)
1995-2002
Director, Clean Air Trust
1995
Task Force to Review the State's Election Law
1991-1993
Governor's Energy Task Force
1991-1993
Chair, Montgomery County Delegation
1988-1989
Governor's Work Group on Acid Deposition
1983-1986
Member, Charter Review Commission, Montgomery County
1981-1982
National Advisory Council, U.S. Small Business Administration
1971-1972
State Legislative Liaison, Maryland Department of Employment and Social Services
Board of Directors, Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology
Memberships
2003-
Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus
1996-
Maryland Green Caucus
1986-1994
Board of Directors, Hebrew Home of Greater Washington
1986-1989
Executive Committee, Wesleyan University Alumni Association
1983-1989
Board of Directors, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
1976-1985
Board of Directors, State National Bank of Maryland
1972-
Maryland Bar Association
1972-
District of Columbia Bar Association
Montgomery County Bar Association
Awards
2011
First Citizen Award, Maryland Senate
2011
Legislator of the Year Award, Maryland Access to Justice Commission
2011, 2010, 2007
Certificate of Appreciation, Maryland Municipal League
2010
Champion for Children, Department of Human Resources and Maryland State Bar Association
2008-2009
Municipal Super Star, Maryland Municipal League
2007
John R. Hargreaves Legislative Fellow, Salisbury University
2003
John V. Kabler Memorial Award, Maryland League of Conservation Voters
2001
Leadership and Outstanding Service Award, Maryland State Bar Association
1999
Public Official of the Year, Audubon Naturalist Society
1991
Lawmaker of the Year, American Lung Association of Maryland
1989
Conservationist of the Year, Sierra Club of Maryland, Delaware and District of Columbia
Biographical Information
Born, Washington, DC, October 8, 1946
Montgomery County Public Schools
Walter Johnson High School
University of Stockholm, 1966-1967
Wesleyan University, B.A., 1968
Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1971
Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Harrison A. Williams, Jr., of New Jersey, 1972-76
Attorney in private practice, 1976-
Married, Two children

December 4, 2017 3:16 P.M.