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Biden Nominates Delegate Barron to be Maryland’s Next US Attorney

July 26th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

President Joe Biden announced eight nominees for U.S. Attorneys across the country Monday, including here in Maryland where he nominated Prince George's County Delegate Erek L. Barron for the position. Barron would be the first Black U.S. Attorney in Maryland’s history.

The nominees were chosen ” for their devotion to enforcing the law, their professionalism, their experience and credentials in this field, their dedication to pursuing equal justice for all, and their commitment to the independence of the Department of Justice,” a press release from the White House stated.

Barron is a partner at the law firm Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP and has been a member of the Maryland legislature since 2015. He served as Counsel and Policy Advisor for then-Senator Biden from 2007 to 2009 on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs.

Barron previously served as a federal prosecutor in the DOJ from 2006 to 2007 and as a Maryland prosecutor in Prince George’s County and Baltimore City.