Brian J. Feldman represents the 15th Legislative District in the Maryland State Senate. In 2022, Senate President Bill Ferguson appointed Senator Feldman as Chair of one of only four standing committees in the Senate that reviews bills, The Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee. He also serves as a member of the Executive Nominations Committee. Additionally, he is the Senate’s representative on the Maryland Economic Development Commission and the Maryland Commission on Climate Change. At the national level, Brian represents Maryland on the Southern States Energy Board and is 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. Previously, Brian was the Vice Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, chaired its Energy and Public Utilities Subcommittee and was at the center of the debate on health care coverage for Marylanders and controlling the cost of prescription drugs. He also was the Senate Chair of the Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission.
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, 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 outside the legislature, 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. He has also served as an adjunct professor teaching graduate courses in state policymaking and health care at both Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland. Numerous honors and awards have been conferred on Brian for his work in the Legislature. The complete list can be found here.
Currently, Brian sits on the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.
Senator Feldman and his wife, Janice, an attorney, have two children, Matthew and Rebecca,
who both graduated from Montgomery County Public Schools.