Biography

Brian with his familyBrian J. Feldman represents the 15th Legislative District in the Maryland State Senate. He is a member of the Senate Finance Committee, chairing its Health Subcommittee and, most recently, was appointed as the Senate Chair of the newly formed Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission. Brian also serves as the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Federal Relations, Co-chair of the Task Force to Study Family and Medical Leave Insurance and is a member of the Maryland Economic Development Commission. Nationally, as a member of the National Conferences of State Legislators, he serves as Vice Chair of the Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce Committee.

Prior to being elected to the Maryland State Senate, Brian was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, serving on the House Economic Matters Committee and chairing its Banking, Economic Development, Science and Technology Subcommittee. Additionally, Brian was appointed to the leadership position of House Parliamentarian and also served as the House Chair of the Joint Information Technology and Biotechnology Committee and Chair of the Montgomery County House Delegation.

As the only Attorney/CPA in the Maryland General Assembly, Senator Feldman practices law with a Maryland law firm that specializes in tax litigation and tax controversies.  He was previously employed by PriceWaterhouse and the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was a three-time recipient of the Justice Department's prestigious "Outstanding Attorney Award.

Brian 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 Master’s Degree in Government from Johns Hopkins University. Currently, Brian is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins, teaching graduate courses on state policy making and federalism.

Senator Feldman's tenure in the General Assembly has been distinguished by his successful sponsorship of legislation to promote Maryland's biotechnology sector, create green jobs while reaching renewable energy goals, advocate for individuals with developmental differences and update and modernize Maryland's corporate, business and insurance laws. At present, given his role as Chair of the Health Subcommittee and the uncertainty of the future of the Affordable Care Act, Mr. Feldman is in the center of the debate on health care coverage for Marylanders and prescription drug pricing.  

Numerous honors and awards have been conferred on Brian for his work in the legislature.  Most recently he received The Maryland State Medical Society 2017 Legislative Award, the Legislative Champion Award from the Maryland Association of Community Services, Outstanding Legislative Leadership Award from the Maryland Arc, the Climate Champion Award from Chesapeake Climate Action Network, the Max Teichman Award from the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants, Leadership Award from the Foundation Advancing Alcohol Responsibility and Maryland Clean Energy Center's Legislative Leadership Award, The complete list can be found here.


Currently, Brian sits on the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and Montgomery Hospice.

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

 

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