Jessica M. Karmasek Sep. 11, 2013, 7:00pm

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) -- Maryland Sen. Brian Frosh is the first to file papers to run for state attorney general.

According to the Baltimore Sun, Frosh officially filed Tuesday.

He announced in July his decision to run for attorney general in 2014.

A member of the Senate since 1995, Frosh currently chairs the Judicial Proceedings Committee, and is a member of the Executive Nominations Committee and the Legislative Policy Committee. He also serves as vice-chair of the Rules Committee.

Frosh, a Democrat, says he wants to be "the people's lawyer."

"In a world where powerful special interests seem to get all the breaks, too many Marylanders feel like their voices aren't being heard," he wrote in an email to supporters. "They want to know they've got an advocate who will fight for them. They want to know someone has got their backs.

"That's why, after much encouragement from Marylanders across the state, I've decided to run for attorney general."

Prior to his time in the Senate, Frosh also served in the House of Delegates, serving two four-year terms.

Current Attorney General Doug Gansler is considered a strong candidate for governor in 2014, though he hasn't formally announced a run.

However, Gansler's campaign manager has said an official announcement is expected this month.

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