Brian E. Frosh

Sen. Brian E. Frosh is pictured during the debate. Senators debate before voting to pass the Firearm Safety Act of 2013. (Algerina Perna / Baltimore Sun / February 28, 2013)

The Maryland League of Conservation Voters released its first statewide endorsement of the 2014 election season Friday, putting their support behind state Sen. Brian Frosh's bid for attorney general.

The environmental group's endorsement is prized among Democrats and carries weight on an issue most primary voters consider a mainstream value.

In endorsing Frosh, the group called him a "long-time environmental champion" and noted he received its top marks for legislation he supported during his more than two-decade career in public office.  Frosh, of Montgomery County, will beginning his 26th year in the Maryland General Assembly when it convenes next month.  

In recent years, Frosh has received attention for shepherding gun-control laws through the legislature.  

Three other Democrats are also in the open-race for attorney general: Del. Jon Cardin of Baltimore County, Del. Bill Frick of Montgomery County, and Del. Aisha Braveboy of Prince George's County. No Republicans have formally announced plans to run to be the state's top attorney.