Bryan Sears of the Daily Record reports that:
After weeks of speculation, Del. C. William “Bill” Frick announced Tuesday night that he will seek re-election to the House of Delegates rather than run for attorney general.
“Today I will withdraw my candidacy for the Democratic Nomination for State Attorney General and file for re-election to the Maryland House of Delegates,” Frick, D-Montgomery, said in an emailed statement.
“My two terms in the House have been exceptional. I’ve been a part of a team that has enacted marriage equality for all Maryland couples, repealed the death penalty, protected consumers from abuses, and begun the task of reforming our tax code.
“While I know that I could have been a valuable asset to the state as attorney general, there is still much to be done as a member of the House representing District 16,” Frick said.
Frick finished fourth (in a four candidate race) in a recent poll.
Other Democrats running are Aisha Braveboy, Jon Cardin and Brian Frosh. Jeffrey Pritzker is the only Republican candidate for Attorney General.
In his House race, Frick will face 7 other Democrats in the primary. One Republican has filed.
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.