If confirmed, he would be the first African-American in the post.
Washington DC (KM) President Biden has chosen State Delegate Erek Barron as the new US Attorney for the District of Maryland. That announcement was made on Monday by the offices of Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen.
If he’s approved by the Senate, Barron will be the first African-American to hold that job. He would replace Robert Hur who resigned in February of this year. . Jon Lenzner was appointed Acting US Attorney for Maryland.
Delegate Barron is the chairman of the Prince George’s County Legislative Delegation, and has been a member of the Maryland Bar since 1999. He has worked for the State’s Attorneys’ Offices in Prince George’s County and Baltimore City as an Assistant State’s Attorney. He was also a trial attorney for the US Department of Justice.
He was first elected to the House of Delegates in 2014, and became chairman of the PG County Delegation in 2020. In the General Assembly, Delegate Barron co-authored the Justice Reinvestment Act. That was a bipartisan bill to overhaul the state’s correctional and sentencing practices.
By Kevin McManus