Now I know what you are saying…”Scott, you don’t normally write about the Maryland Attorney General race”. You would be correct…but this time around we have a candidate that is from right here in Howard County. Craig Wolf (R) entered this race on February 8, 2018 and could pose a serious threat to the current incumbent, Brian Frosh (D).
Here is a little about Craig Wolf from his website:
Craig is a lifelong public servant with a proven record of delivering results. As a federal prosecutor with the Dept. of Justice, Craig successfully prosecuted some of the first cases involving online child pornography, oversaw investigations of human trafficking, and coordinated some of the first prosecutions under the federal “Deadbeat Dad” statute.
While serving as Assistant State’s Attorney and senior Circuit Court prosecutor in Allegany County, Craig specialized in cases involving child abuse and domestic violence, but his 78 jury trials ranged from DWI charges to arson and murder.
Craig is also a business leader, serving as President & CEO of the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America for more than a decade. In this role, Craig oversaw one of the most prominent trade associations in the country, and he advocated for legislation and public policy that both protected consumers and allowed for businesses to grow.
As Counsel to the US Senate Judiciary Committee, Craig worked across party lines to gain consensus on the enactment of important legislation protecting children from sexual predators. Additionally, he advised the Chairman on constitutional interpretation and terrorism-related matters.
In 2003, Craig joined the U.S. Army at the age of 40 in order to do his part to help defend America in the wake of 9/11. He is a decorated Veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom. During his tenure, he has served as a defense counsel, prosecutor, international/operational and defense law attorney. Craig has received the Meritorious Service Medal and Bronze Star Medal. He is currently assigned as an International Law Officer with the 354th Civil Affairs Brigade in Riverdale, MD.
Craig has lived all over the state, but currently resides in Howard County with his wife of 24 years, Sally. They have two children, Hannah (22) and Zachary (20). He spends his spare time flying helicopters, riding his motorcycle and running with his dog, Grace.
While Craig Wolf has a big hill to climb in terms of name recognition…many feel that Maryland AG Frosh has been on the wrong side of some issues (particularly redistricting / partisan gerrymandering) and could be vulnerable this election cycle.
Neither candidate has a Primary opponent (yet – just over 48 hours until the filing deadline). If that changes, I will let you know.
Stay tuned as this may be a race I watch now that we have a local HoCoMD resident in the race.