Aaron Frey

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Aaron Frey
58th Attorney General of Maine
Assumed office
January 2, 2019
GovernorJanet Mills
Preceded byJanet Mills
Member of the Maine House of Representatives
from the 124th district
In office
December 3, 2014 – December 5, 2018
Preceded byBryan Kaenrath
Succeeded byJoe Perry
Member of the Maine House of Representatives
from the 18th district
In office
December 5, 2012 – December 3, 2014
Preceded byJames W. Parker
Succeeded byAnne-Marie Mastraccio
Personal details
Born1978/1979 (age 39–40)[1]
Bangor, Maine, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationSaint Anselm College (BA)
Roger Williams University (JD)

Aaron M. Frey (born 1978 or 1979) is an American attorney and Democratic politician. He is the Attorney General of Maine and a former representative in the Maine House of Representatives.

Early life and career[edit]

Born and raised in Bangor, Frey attended Saint Anselm College, where he served as student body president.[2] He graduated from Saint Anselm with a Bachelor's degree in politics, and later received a Juris Doctor degree from Roger Williams University School of Law. He later started a law firm in Bangor. In 2012 he was elected to the Maine House of Representatives. From December 2014 until his resignation, he represented the 124th district, which includes parts of Bangor and Orono.[3]

Maine Attorney General[edit]

In December 2018, Democrats in the Maine Legislature chose Frey as their nominee for Maine Attorney General. Upon his nomination, he resigned his house seat to comply with a constitutional provision that prohibits state legislators from being elected to higher offices. He succeeded Janet Mills, who was elected Governor of Maine.[4][5]

Frey has stated that, as Attorney General, he would consider involving Maine in multi-state lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies.[6]

In February 2019, Frey became one of sixteen State Attorneys General to join a lawsuit against the Trump Administration over President Trump's decision to declare a national emergency. The emergency declaration was made to allow the President to allocate funding for a wall on the United States-Mexico border.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://bangordailynews.com/2018/12/04/politics/maine-democrats-pick-bangors-aaron-frey-to-succeed-janet-mills-as-attorney-general/
  2. ^ https://bangordailynews.com/2018/12/28/politics/what-you-need-to-know-about-maines-next-attorney-general/
  3. ^ "Rep. Frey". legislature.maine.gov. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Maine Democrats pick Bangor's Aaron Frey to succeed Janet Mills as attorney general". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Maine House of Representatives". legislature.maine.gov. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  6. ^ Leary, Mal. "Maine's New Attorney General Is Looking At More Joint Actions With Other States". www.mainepublic.org. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  7. ^ "Maine among states suing over Trump's border 'emergency'". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  8. ^ "16 states sue President Donald Trump over emergency declaration for border wall". ABC News. Retrieved 2019-02-19.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Janet Mills
Attorney General of Maine
2019–present
Incumbent