EASTON — Former Maryland governor and Caroline County resident Harry R. Hughes last week announced his support ofstate Sen. Brian Frosh’s run for attorney general.
“He’s a good public servant. He has been one for several years and he has the right sense of values,” Hughes said.
Hughes, a Democrat, was Maryland’s governor from 1979 to 1987. From 1955 to 1959 he represented Caroline County in the House of Delegates, and from 1959 to 1970 he represented Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties in the Maryland Senate. From 1971 to 1977, he was the state’s secretary of transportation.
Frosh, also a Democrat, has represented Montgomery County in the Senate since 1995, previously representing the county in the House since 1987.
In the 2013 general assembly session, Frosh supported bills like the Firearm Safety Act of 2013, the Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act of 2013, the Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013 and the bill that repealed the death penalty.
Frosh filed to run for attorney general in September.
“He’s a good man. He’s an excellent legislator,” Hughes said.
Hughes also said Frosh “has the right instincts” and would make a good attorney general because, among other reasons, he’s a good lawyer.
Besides Frosh, two other legislators are also in the race.
Del. Aisha Braveboy, D-25-Prince George’s, and Del. Bill Frick, D-16-Montgomery, are also running for attorney general. Both Braveboy and Frick also filed to run in September.
Currently, there are no Republicans in the attorney general race.
Maryland’s current attorney general since 2007, Doug Gansler, is running in the 2014 gubernatorial race.