Senator Brian Feldman

District 15 (Montgomery County)

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Annapolis Office
James Senate Office Building, Room 104
11 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 841-3169, (301) 858-3169

Brian J. Feldman was first elected in 2002 to represent the 15th Legislative District in the Maryland House of Delegates and was re-elected in 2006 and 2010. In the House, Brian served on the House Economic Matters Committee and Chaired its Banking, Economic Development, Science and Technology Subcommittee. After the 2010 election, Speaker Mike Busch appointed Brian to the leadership position of House Parliamentarian. He also served as the House Chair of the Joint Information Technology and Biotechnology Committee and Chair of the Montgomery County House Delegation from 2007-2012.

In September 2013, Brian was appointed to the Maryland State Senate to fill a seat vacated by Senator Rob Garagiola. In November 2014, he was elected to a full 4-year term. Brian serves on the Senate Finance Committee and chairs its Transportation Subcommittee.

Brian with his familyFrom 1988 to 2001, Brian served as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was a 3-time recipient of the Justice Department’s prestigious “Outstanding Attorney Award.” Prior to his service with the Department of Justice, Brian worked as an Attorney/CPA at Price Waterhouse. He currently practices law with a Maryland law firm that specializes in tax litigation and tax controversies. Brian is the only Attorney/CPA in the Maryland General Assembly.

Senator Feldman received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Penn State University, a Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and a Masters Degree in Government from Johns Hopkins University. Brian currently serves as an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins, teaching graduate courses there on state policymaking and federalism.

Senator Feldman has been particularly active with respect to introducing legislation to promote Maryland’s biotechnology sector, improve the reliability of our electric service system, and update and modernize Maryland’s corporate, business, and insurance laws.

In 2015, Senator Feldman received the “Outstanding Legislative Leadership Award from the Maryland Arc. In 2014, Senator Feldman received the “Legislative Leadership Award” from the Maryland Clean Energy Center. In 2009, Senator Feldman was named “Advocate of the Year” by the Technology Council of Maryland. In 2008, Brian was named “Legislator of the Year” by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. In 2005, he was named by the Biotechnology Industry Organization as its nationwide “State Legislator of the Year” for introducing and gaining passage of the Biotechnology Investment Incentive Act. In 2004, Brian received the Semmes, Bowen and Semmes “Legislator of the Year” Award for introducing and gaining passage of legislation strengthening Maryland’s laws governing workers’ compensation fraud. Brian has received numerous other honors and awards for his work in the legislature, including the Leadership Award from the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, an Outstanding Leadership Award from the Office Building Association of Metro Washington, the Service Station Dealers Charles L. Binstead Industry Achievement Award, the Maryland Association of CPAs Chair Award, and the Maryland League of Korean Americans Public Service Award.

In 2008, Brian was elected by Maryland voters to serve as an Obama Delegate to the Democratic National Convention. He was subsequently selected to serve as an Advisor to the Obama Department of Justice Transition Team

In 2014, Brian was appointed to serve on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s Board of Directors. Also in 2014, Brian joined the Board of Directors of Montgomery Hospice.

Brian and his wife, Janice, an attorney, have two college aged children, Matthew and Rebecca, who both attended Montgomery County Public Schools.

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