Anthony Brown Elected Maryland Attorney General

US Representative Anthony Brown (D) defeated Michael Peroutka (R) in the race for Maryland Attorney General.

According to unofficial results, Brown captured 60 percent of the vote, while Peroutka received 40 percent.

Anthony Brown represents Maryland’s 4th Congressional District in the US House of Representatives. Before joining Congress, Brown was the Lieutenant Governor of Maryland from 2007 to 2015 and was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1999 to 2007.

Peroutka previously served as a member of the Anne Arundel County Council, representing District 5 from 2014-2018.

Brown will succeed Maryland’s 46th Attorney General, Brian E. Frosh, who announced he would not seek a third term as the state’s chief legal counsel, capping off a decades-long career in public service.

Attorney General Frosh also served in the Maryland General Assembly for 28 years, representing District 16 in Montgomery County. After serving two terms in the House of Delegates, Frosh served for 20 years in the state Senate — including 12 as chair of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.

MACo’s election coverage and analysis rely on unofficial results published by the State Board of Elections. Official results will follow after a full accounting of pending votes. MACo advises readers that any close unofficial results are subject to realignment in the days ahead.

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