WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) released the following statement today on the nomination of Del. Erek Barron to become the next United States Attorney for the District of Maryland:
“We congratulate Del. Erek Barron on his nomination to become the next United States Attorney for the District of Maryland and commend President Biden on this great choice. Del. Barron’s history of public service on behalf of Marylanders, his commitment to promoting good governance, and his work on criminal justice reform will serve him well as he takes on this new responsibility. Del. Barron is a champion of civil rights, public safety, and protections for our most vulnerable neighbors. He has the experience, passion, and vision needed to ensure equal justice for every Marylander.
“This is a historic nomination as Del. Barron would become the first African American and first Prince Georgian to serve in this office. As our nation continues its reckoning with systemic racism, we know that Del. Barron will be an effective partner in this effort. We urge the Senate to confirm Erek Barron swiftly.”