- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 6, 2015

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Brian Frosh has been sworn in as Maryland’s 46th attorney general.

He was sworn in by Gov. Martin O’Malley on Tuesday in the House of Delegates in Annapolis.

Frosh, who is 68, succeeds Doug Gansler. Gansler served two terms as the state’s attorney general before unsuccessfully seeking the Democratic nomination for governor last year.

Frosh, a Democrat, served as a member of the Maryland General Assembly from Montgomery County for 28 years before he was elected in November.

Frosh, who was chairman of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, has long been known as an advocate for environmental issues, and he pledged to hold polluters accountable.

The attorney general provides counsel to the governor and state agencies. The office also focuses on consumer protection issues, civil rights and criminal appeals.

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