Martin Frost

Fall 2005

MARTIN FROST served as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the Dallas-Ft. Worth area in North Texas for 26 years (l979-2005). He was one of the most successful Chairs of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) in recent history, heading the committee for the l996 and 1998 elections cycles. Congressman Frost played an instrumental role in the politics of his home state of Texas for many years and was selected as Chairman of the Texas delegation to the 2000 National Democratic Convention, an honor that rarely goes to Members of the U.S. House During his tenure in Congress, Frost rose to the third highest elected leadership position for House Democrats, serving as Caucus Chair from 1999 to 2003. He also served as the senior Democratic Member of the House Rules Committee. Frost was the author of the National Amber Alert legislation used to find children who have been the victims of predators. He also chaired a Special House Task Force from 1990 to 1995 to help the countries of Eastern and Central Europe transition to democracy following the fall of the Berlin Wall. Additionally, Frost served as Chair of IMPAC 2000, the national Democratic Party's redistricting committee following the l990 and 2000 censuses.

Frost started his career as a journalist. He worked as a reporter for the Wilmington (DE) News-Journal and for Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report in Washington, D.C., prior to entering law school. Following graduation from Georgetown Law Center, where he was a member of the law review, Frost returned to his home state of Texas where he clerked for U.S. District Judge Sarah T. Hughes of the Northern District of Texas. He appears regularly on Fox News as a political commentator and writes a column for Fox News' website.

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