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Wolf leaving spirits wholesalers group to seek public office

CEO has led Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America since 2006, will likely challenge Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh

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Feb. 2, 2018
By Walt Williams

Craig Wolf will step down as CEO of the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America June 30 to run for the office of Maryland attorney general in the upcoming elections.

Wolf has led the $11M-revenue WSWA since 2006. He has never held public office but will run as a Republican. He will likely challenge Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, a Democrat who has held the seat since 2015.

Frosh, 71, has spent his time as attorney general criticizing President Donald Trump and his policies, and last year the Democrat-controlled legislature gave his office expanded power to sue the federal government. In an interview with CEO Update, Wolf, 55, said the attorney general should focus on the state and not Washington, D.C.

“The attorney general in Maryland needs to be focused on public safety as his first priority,” Wolf said.