12:24 PM update: Pritzker has officially filed at the State Board of Elections.
Jeffrey Pritzker is filing today as the Republican candidate for Attorney General. Pritzker is an attorney in Towson who unsuccessfully ran for Attorney General in the 2002 primary.
From his law firm’s biography:
Mr. Pritzker received his undergraduate degree from Franklin & Marshall College in 1970 and his law degree, with honors, from the University of Maryland in 1974. During law school, he served as a member of the Maryland Law Review, during which time he authored and published an article titled “Negligent Entrustment in Maryland”.
Mr. Pritzker is listed in Who’s Who in American Law. His practice encompasses all aspects of corporate law including mergers and acquisitions, real estate, anti-trust, and business planning. Mr. Pritzker has extensive trial experience in the federal and state trial and appellate courts. Mr. Pritzker has specialized in complex litigation and has a substantial construction litigation practice. Mr. Pritzker has also been counsel to numerous corporations and associations in virtually every aspect of their existence.
He was the candidate for the Attorney General of the State of Maryland and was subsequently approved by the Judicial Selection commission for appointment to the Bench of the Maryland District Court.
I wrote most recently about the process for finding a candidate for Attorney General after Michael Peroutka backed off running. Richard Douglas had previously declined to run. This will be the first time the GOP has had a candidate for Maryland Attorney General since 2006.
Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.