Biography

Brian with his family

Brian J. Feldman represents the 15th Legislative District in the Maryland State Senate. He is the Vice Chair of the prestigious Senate Finance Committee and chairs its Energy and Public Utilities Subcommittee. Additionally, he is the Senate Chair of the Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission and serves as a member of the Executive Nominations Committee and the Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics. He is also a member of the Maryland Economic Development Commission and, on a national level, a member of two task forces for the National Conference of State Legislatures – The Executive Committee Task Force on State and Local Taxation and The Energy Supply Task Force.
 
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 Vice Chair of the Finance Committee, Mr. Feldman is at the center of the debate on health care coverage for Marylanders and prescription drug pricing.

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, specializing in tax litigation and tax controversies. He was previously employed by PriceWaterhouse and the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division, 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. At present, Brian is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins, teaching graduate courses on state policy making and federalism, and at the University of Maryland, teaching a graduate course on Health Care Policy. Numerous honors and awards have been conferred on Brian for his work in the Legislature.

Most recently he received the Maryland League of Conservation Voters 2019 Climate Champion 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 graduated from Montgomery County Public Schools.

 

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