Biography

Brian J. Feldman represents the 15th Legislative District in the Maryland State Senate. He is a member of the Senate Finance Committeechairing 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 and is a member of the Maryland Economic Development Commission. 

Brian with his familyPrior to being elected to the Maryland State Senate, Brian was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates for eleven years.  He was a member of the House Economic Matters Committee and chaired its Banking, Economic Development, Science and Technology Subcommittee. Additionally, Brian was appointed to the leadership position of House Parliamentarian, 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 Masters 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, improve the reliability of our electric service system and update and modernize Maryland's corporate, business and insurance laws.

Numerous honors and awards have been conferred on Brian for his work in the legislature. Most recently, Mr. Feldman received the "Outstanding Legislative Leadership Award" from the Maryland Arc and the "Legislative Champion Award" from the Maryland Association of Community Services. Previous awards include the Maryland Clean Energy Center's "Legislative Leadership Award”, the Technology Council of Maryland’s “Advocate of the Year" and “Legislator of the Year" from the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.  The complete list can be found here.

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

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 college aged children, Matthew and Rebecca, who both attended Montgomery County Public Schools.

 

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