A strong public school system is important, and I support politicians who believe and vote that way. That's why I am glad The Sun endorsed state Sen. Brian Frosh for Maryland attorney general ("Frosh for attorney general," June 8).

Senator Frosh went to Maryland public schools, as do his children. Throughout his 27-year legislative career, support for public education in Maryland has been one of his top priorities.

Specifically, he worked to reduce tuition costs at Maryland's public colleges and universities. He drafted the law providing tuition and fee waivers to state universities for children in foster care. This year, Mr. Frosh was one of six senators who introduced a plan to generate new revenues from alcohol and cigarettes taxes, which successfully prevented proposed budget cuts to public education.

As the son of Maryland Circuit Court Judge Stanley Frosh, a graduate of Columbia Law School, a member of the Maryland and D.C. bars, and chair of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, Mr. Frosh's legal qualifications speak for themselves.

Moreover, I like his work promoting Chesapeake Bay preservation and energy efficiency.

But most important is that someone who really cares about supporting public schools will be attorney general and thus be able to protect teachers, students and parents from the legal challenges opponents of public education throw at Maryland schools. That is why I am voting for Brian Frosh for attorney general.

Jerry Levin, Baltimore

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