The Baltimore Sun: Republican lawyer Craig Wolf plans to run for Maryland attorney general


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Craig Wolf, a former prosecutor, is planning a run for Maryland attorney general. Brian Frosh, the incumbent Democrat, has been in public office for over 30 years. It is time for a change; Maryland needs an attorney general focused on Maryland and public safety.

Wolf, a business leader, soldier and former state and federal prosecutor grew up in Baltimore County and currently resides in Howard County.

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Republican lawyer Craig Wolf said Tuesday he’s planning to campaign to be Maryland’s next attorney general.

Wolf lives in Howard County, said he joined the U.S. Army after the 9/11 attacks and currently is the president and CEO of the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, a trade group.

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and the state’s GOP have criticized incumbent Democratic Attorney General Brian Frosh’s newly expanded power to sue the federal government.

On Tuesday, the Maryland Republican Party tweeted about Wolf’s candidacy, asking “What do you think about Brian Frosh being defeated in November?”

Wolf provided a biography of himself that says he has worked as a prosecutor in Allegany County in the early 1990s and in the late 1990s was a prosecutor in the U.S. Department of Justice’s criminal division. He also worked as a lawyer for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, the biography said.

It noted he grew up in Baltimore County, likes to ride motorcycles and he flies helicopters and runs with his dog in his spare time. He has been married to Sally Wolf for 24 years and has two adult children.

The biography said he was a football player at Dickinson College and more recently has been a volunteer paramedic and “ice rescue and recovery diver” with Howard County’s volunteer fire department.

He earned his law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1987 and is currently assigned to the U.S. Army Reserve’s 354th Civil Affairs Brigade, the biography said.