The president on Monday announced his nominee to become the next U.S. attorney for Maryland.

President Joe Biden nominated Prince George's County Delegate Erek Barron, D-District 24, who would be the first Black U.S. Attorney in Maryland's history.

Barron is a partner at the law firm of Whiteford Taylor and Preston LLP, and he has been a member of the Maryland General Assembly since 2015 and chairs the Prince George’s County House Delegation. He co-authored the Justice Reinvestment Act, which was bipartisan legislation to overhaul the state’s sentencing and corrections practices.

House Speaker Adrienne Jones tweeted a statement, saying, "Delegate Barron has been a champion of criminal justice reform while serving in the Maryland House of Delegates. His work with both Democrats and Republicans on the Justice Reinvestment Act helped Maryland become a national leader on bipartisan corrections and sentencing reform to reinvest in smarter public safety strategies. While he is the first Black U.S. attorney for Maryland, he also brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to represent and protect the people of our state."... Read More: WBAL