Friday, January 18, 2013

Delegate Bill Frick Exploring 2014 Attorney General Campaign // MoCo Democrat Hires Former Campaign Aide to John Delaney

MoCo Delegate Bill Frick in BALTIMORE - August 2012

Right now, numerous Maryland politicos are picking through campaign finance reports trying to get a read on what people are up to ahead of the 2014 election cycle. The Baltimore Sun, for example, covered the fundraising totals in Maryland's Attorney General race and noted: "Sen. Brian E. Frosh took a more than 2-to-1 lead in the money race over another Democratic lawmaker known to be considering a race for attorney general in 2014, newly filed campaign finance reports show." Indeed, at this moment, there are only two candidates actively campaigning for AG: State Senator Brian Frosh and Delegate Jon Cardin.

DELEGATE BILL FRICK WEIGHING ATTORNEY GENERAL 2014 - But it seems that Frosh and Cardin may soon face competition from another Democrat, Delegate Bill Frick. You may ask why I think that, but I got a good clue when I received a press statement from a consultant working for Frick:
ANDREW FELDMAN: Del. Frick is looking into running for the position of Attorney General, as he expressed this to folks over the last couple weeks of the fundraising period he received a lot of strong encouragement and support.
Delegate Frick has hired a former campaign aide to newly elected Congressman John Delaney for his exploratory operation. Andrew Feldman, who recently launched Feldman Strategies, confirms he is working with Frick.

Bill Frick is currently an attorney at Akin Gump and has served in the Maryland House since 2007. Here's a quick bio from his campaign website:
ABOUT BILL FRICK: Delegate Bill Frick is a proud Marylander, born and raised in Montgomery County. Bill credits his upbringing in Montgomery County and his education in the Montgomery County Public School system for instilling in him a strong belief in public service. After graduating from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Bill earned degrees from Northwestern University and Harvard Law. He practices law with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, a leading national law firm in Washington.

Bill has served in the House of Delegates since 2007, where he has been a leader on consumer financial protection and the fight against predatory marketing.  For his efforts on consumer issus, Bill was named the state’s most promising legislator by the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition in 2010.  Bill serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, and chairs that committee’s Revenues Subcommittee.  In his time in the General Assembly, Bill has taken on powerful interests including credit card companies, Pepco, and the liquor lobby.  A committed environmentalist and graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School, Bill has a lifetime score of over 90% with the League of Conservation Voters.  Finally, Bill has worked to protect and promote local businesses and non-profit institutions, including 2012 legislation that will help leverage state bank deposits to foster loans to Maryland small businesses.

Bill is a devoted father and husband. He lives in Bethesda with his wife, Bethany, and “the Fricklets,” Katie and Charlie.
Notably, Frick and Frosh both represent the same constituents in Montgomery County's District 16. Below you can see the fundraising totals for the now three candidates publicly exploring runs for Attorney General.

Del. Bill Frick
  • Raised in 2012: $38,530 (raised since Nov. 21, 2012)
  • 2013 Cash on Hand: $60,352

Sen. Brian Frosh
  • Raised in 2012: $325,271
  • 2013 Cash on Hand: $390,655

Del. Jon Cardin
  • Raised in 2012: $170,224
  • 2013 Cash on Hand: $117,514

District 16 Team Campaigning Together July 2012

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