William Frick

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Charles William Frick
C. William Frick.jpg
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates from the 16th District
Assumed office
October 2, 2007
Constituency District 16
Montgomery County
Personal details
Born (1974-12-30) December 30, 1974 (age 42)
Silver Spring, Maryland
Political party Democratic
Residence Bethesda, Maryland
Alma mater

Northwestern University

Harvard Law School (J.D.)
Occupation Attorney

Charles William 'Bill' Frick (born December 30, 1974) is an American politician from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party. He is one of three members of the Maryland House of Delegates from District 16, which includes parts of Bethesda, Friendship Heights, and Somerset. Frick serves on the Ways and Means Committee, Joint Committee on Federal Relations, and is the chairman of the Revenues Subcommittee.

Background[edit]

Frick was born in Silver Spring, Maryland and attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.[1] He later attended Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, earning a B.A. in political science & history, and in 2000 graduated from Harvard Law School with his Juris Doctor degree. He is a member of the bars of both Maryland and Washington, D.C., and was hired by the firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, which he continues to work for. Prior to his appointment to the House of Delegates, Frick served in volunteer positions in the local Democratic Party, including as Vice President of the District 16 Democratic Club and a member of the Montgomery County Young Democrats, and also served as chair of Montgomery County's Pedestrian Advisory Committee. He is married and has two children.[2]

Political career[edit]

In 2007, Frick was appointed to the Maryland House of Delegates representing District 16 following the retirement of former Delegate Marilyn Goldwater.[1] Although the Governor officially appointed him, in accord with state law the Governor was simply approving the decision of the local party organization that the previous delegate had belonged to, in this case the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee. Frick was a dark horse candidate in the appointment process, competing with Don Mooers, a party activist and former candidate for congress, and Reggie Oldak, who had run in the district in 2006. Despite this competition and his being relatively unknown, Frick was chosen by the central committee on the first ballot. A local political blog writing of the appointment later asked, "Who the Frick is Bill?"[3] Frick was sworn in as a member of the House of Delegates on October 2, 2007. He was appointed to the Ways and Means Committee, which oversees tax law.[2]

In the 2010 primary on September 14, Delegate Frick overwhelmingly won one of the three democratic nominations to the Maryland House. Beating out the third place nominee by over 4,000 votes and coming in a very close second place (a mere 12 votes shy of first), Delegate Frick won 9,227 votes, an impressive victory for his first appearance on the ballot. The campaign was a wild 13 way primary for 3 nominations; the race was seen as one of the most competitive house races in the state. He is currently running on the District 16 slate with his teammates Senator Brian Frosh, Delegate Susan Lee, and Delegate nominee Ariana Kelly.

Just prior to the start of 2011 General Assembly Session, Frick was named Chairman of the powerful Revenues Subcommittee of the Ways & Means Committee, as well as Chairman of the Montgomery County Delegation County Affairs Committee.

In the 2010 General Election on November 2, Delegate Frick secured his 2nd term in the Maryland House. He came in first with close to 30,000 votes, among the highest out of any member of the House of Delegates in the state.

Frick has been referred to jokingly by a local political blog as the "Stud of the Statehouse."[4]

Legal career[edit]

Bill Frick joined the Maryland Bar and the District of Columbia Bar in 2001. He is a Counsel at the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, specializing in civil, criminal, and administrative litigation.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bio". Retrieved 2010-02-27. 
  2. ^ a b "C. William Frick". Maryland Manual Online. Maryland State Archives. Retrieved 2010-02-27. 
  3. ^ Gillogly, Kevin. "Who the Frick is Bill???". Maryland Politics Watch. Retrieved 2010-02-27. 
  4. ^ Pagnucco, Adam (2010-02-26). "Stud of the Statehouse". Maryland Politics Watch. Retrieved 2010-02-27. 
  5. ^ "C. William Frick". Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Retrieved 2012-10-25.