Martin Frost – Secretary and Director

Martin Frost served as a member of Congress representing the Dallas-Fort Worth area in north Texas from 1979-2005. During his distinguished career in the House, he served from 1999-2003 as Chair of the Caucus, the third highest elected leadership position for Democrats, and was the Senior Democrat on the powerful Rules Committee. During the 1996 and 1998 election cycles, Mr. Frost was the chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. When Mr. Frost departed Congress, he was the senior southern Democrat in the House and the dean of the Texas congressional delegation.

An innovative lawmaker with the ability to craft bipartisan legislation, Mr. Frost is a co-author of both the privacy provisions in the landmark financial industry deregulation statue, the 1999 Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and the 1992 Industrial Base and Defense Conversion Act, which enabled communities and individuals to respond to the downsizing of the defense industry. Mr. Frost is also the author of the National Amber Alert Law that helps find children victimized by predators. From 1990-95, he also chaired a special House Task Force established to help eastern and central European nations transition to democracy after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Mr. Frost is currently a shareholder at Polsinelli Shughart in their Washington, D.C. Public Policy office. He is a member of the Texas and District of Columbia Bar and a former practicing lawyer in Dallas. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a bachelor of journalism degree and a graduate of the Georgetown Law Center.