Bill Frick

County Executive


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Professional Experience

ATTORNEY AT LAW, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, Washington, DC (2000-Present)

Successful tenure in one of the nation’s leading law firms, addressing complex legal, business, and policy challenges as a litigator and leader of cross-disciplinary

  • Versatile advocate and practical problem-solver. Representative matters include:
    • Represented high-tech firm in administrative negotiations with state tax and economic development
    • Led successful team defense of Fortune 500 company in lengthy and sensitive Federal Trade Commission
    • Assisted federal antitrust investigators in landmark unfair competition case related to capture of industry standards by a patent

MAJORITY LEADER, Maryland General Assembly, Annapolis, MD (2017-Present)

STATE DELEGATE, Maryland General Assembly, Annapolis, MD (2007-Present)

  • Elected to represent one of the nation’s most educated and engaged communities in the state legislature. Deemed a “rising star in the legislature” by the Washington Post.
  • Rapidly rose in seniority, serving as a Majority Leader of House’s 91
  • Built relationships across the ideological and partisan spectrum in support of common-sense, good government reform in areas of tax expenditures and public administration.
  • Exceled in explaining and defending complex legislative initiatives during floor debates, negotiating legislative language, and mastering complicated issues under pressure and on a short time
  • Engaged in National Conference of State Legislatures; built extensive network of federal, state and local leaders across the S.
  • Chair, Joint Audit Committee

Education

  • Harvard Law School, Juris Doctor, Cambridge, MA, (June 2000)
    • Editor, Harvard Journal on Legislation
  • Northwestern University, Bachelor of Arts, Majors in History and Political Science, Evanston, IL (June 1997)
    • Awarded the Illinois Lincoln Laureate, given to the university’s most outstanding graduate
    • Elected Student Government Vice-President

Personal

  • Named Washingtonian Magazine’s “Best Local Politician,” June 2016.
  • Married to a successful business consultant; father to two “Fricklets,” ages 11 and 9.


Q&A

Find out what the County Executive Candidates Think About the 9% Property Tax Hike »

Q: Describe yourself on the political spectrum (i.e., fiscal conservative/social liberal, libertarian, social moderate/fiscal liberal).

A: I support inclusive social policy and common sense economic policy. Local government should be targeted, effective & efficient.

Q: What is the biggest challenge facing Montgomery County today?

A: Our County is in an unhealthy spiral, gaining in poverty & needs as its tax base stagnates compared to our peers.

Q: What is the one thing – project or program – that you want to achieve?

A: I want to reorient our political culture & priorities. We can be an inclusive, progressive community AND enjoy a thriving economy.

Q: How will you pay for your project/program?

A: We must focus spending on the core functions of local government: education, transportation and public safety. Those are voters’ priorities.


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