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|Anthony G. Brown|
|Running for Governor of Maryland|
|Date of primary||June 24, 2014|
|General election||November 4, 2014|
|Lieutenant Governor of Maryland|
|January 17, 2007 - Present|
|Years in position||8|
|Predecessor||Michael Steele (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 7, 2006|
|Next general||November 2014|
|Maryland House of Delegates|
|Bachelor's||Harvard College (1984)|
|J.D.||Harvard Law School (1992)|
|Date of birth||November 21, 1961|
|Place of birth||Huntington, New York|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Political career
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Recent news
- 6 See also
- 7 External links
- 8 References
Brown ran for Governor of Maryland in 2014. Current incumbent Gov. O'Malley is ineligible for re-election due to term limits. Brown officially launched his gubernatorial campaign on May 10, 2013. If he wins, Brown will be the first lieutenant governor and first African-American to be elected governor of Maryland since the lt. governor's office was created in 1970. His lieutenant gubernatorial running-mate in 2014 is Howard County Executive Ken Ulman.
Born to a Jamaican father and Swiss mother, Brown began to work toward the goal of public service at an early age. In high school, he was the first African American student government president. As a student at Harvard University, he joined the Army ROTC program. In addition, he served on the Student Advisory Committee at the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government. After graduating cum laude in 1984, Brown was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army and graduated first in his Army flight school class. He served as an active duty helicopter pilot with the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division in Europe. After completing a tour of active duty in Germany, Brown entered Harvard Law School and graduated in 1992, at which time he clerked for then-Chief Judge Eugene Sullivan on the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Brown continued as a member in the Army Reserves where he completed short tours of duty in Panama and Canada.
Military ranks, awards and honors
Brown served in U.S. Army, as an Aviation Officer (captain), 1984-89 and the U.S. Army Reserve, where he is currently a Lieutenant Colonel (Promotable) in the Judge Advocate General's Corps. He served in Iraq with the 353rd Civil Affairs Command as Senior Consultant to Iraqi Ministry of Displacement and Migration, from 2004 to 2005 where he earned the Bronze Star Medal. He is also the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, the National Defense Service Medal with bronze star device, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with bronze hourglass & "M" device, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon with "2" numeral device, the Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon with "2" numeral device, the Aviator Badge, the Airborne Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.
- JD, Harvard Law School, 1992
- AB, Government, Harvard College, 1984
Maryland Lieutenant Governor (2007-Present)
Martin O'Malley and Brown were favored to win the 2006 Maryland gubernatorial election and took the race by a 7% margin, making Robert Ehrlich the only incumbent Republican governor to lose in the 2006 elections.
After the victory, Brown became the first member of the Maryland House ever to be directly elected as Lieutenant Governor.
In one of his first actions as Lt. Governor, Brown announced in February 2007 the release of a study that assessed the State's needs to accommodate the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) decisions that were estimated to bring up to 60,000 new jobs to Maryland by 2011. Governor O'Malley directed the Lt. Governor to chair the Subcabinet on BRAC for the State of Maryland as one of the Lt. Governor's major duties.
Gov. Martin O'Malley announced he strongly supported more federal dollars toward Base Realignment and Closure transportation projects in Maryland.
O'Malley emphasized that the state would work closely with Congress to get the funding for the projects.
"We plan to meet the shortfall as we have every challenge in the history of our nation - by doing it together," O'Malley said.
Maryland General Assembly (1999-2007)
Brown served in the House of Delegates in the Maryland General Assembly from January 13, 1999, to January 10, 2007, representing District 25 (part of Prince George's County).  He rose quickly being appointed vice-chairman of the Judiciary Committee in 2003 and Majority Whip in 2004. Brown also served on the Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics from 2000 to 2007, the Rules and Executive Nominations Committee from 2006 to 2007 and was a member of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (formerly Maryland Legislative Black Caucus) from 1999 to 2007.
Deployed to Iraq
In 2005, Brown was deployed as a reservist to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In Baghdad, Fallujah, Kirkuk, and Basra, he worked with local and military officials to deliver humanitarian assistance and rebuild a war-torn country. Brown remained in touch with his constituents and colleagues while in Iraq with emails. When he returned to Annapolis, he was given a standing ovation by the entire House of Delegates.
- See also: Maryland gubernatorial election, 2014
Brown ran for Governor of Maryland in 2014. Incumbent governor Martin O'Malley (D) is term-limited from running for re-election, and he supports Brown as his successor. His running-mate for lieutenant governor is Howard County Executive Ken Ulman. Brown and Ulman are seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary election on June 24, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014.
The Brown-Ulman ticket has received the endorsement of U.S. Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Donna Edwards (D-MD), and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer. (D-MD). Brown has also been endorsed by the current governor, Martin O'Malley, and Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the mayor of Baltimore.
Brown won re-election as Maryland Lieutenant Governor in 2010 on a ticket with Martin O'Malley. They defeated Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr./Mary Kane (R), Maria Allwine/Ken Eidel (G), Susan J. Gaztanaga/Doug McNeil (L), and Eric Delano Knowles/Michael T. Hargadon (C).
|Maryland Gubernatorial/Lieutenant Gubernatorial General Election, 2010|
|Democratic||Martin O'Malley/Anthony G. Brown Incumbent||56.2%||1,044,961|
|Republican||Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr./Mary Kane||41.8%||776,319|
|Libertarian||Susan J. Gaztanaga/Doug McNeil||0.8%||14,137|
|Green||Maria Allwine/Ken Eidel||0.6%||11,825|
|Constitution||Eric Delano Knowles/Michael T. Hargadon||0.5%||8,612|
|Democratic||Ralph Jaffe (Write-In)||0%||319|
|Unaffiliated||Corrogan R. Vaughan/Jim Crawford||0%||179|
|Election Results via Maryland State Board of Elections|
|Maryland Gubernatorial/Lieutenant Gubernatorial General Election, 2006|
|Democratic||Martin O'Malley/Anthony G. Brown||52.7%||942,279|
|Democratic||Ralph Jaffe (Write-In)||0%||16|
|Election Results via Maryland State Board of Elections|
Comprehensive donor information for Brown is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Brown raised a total of $23,443,480 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 11, 2013.
|Anthony G. Brown's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Lieutenant Governor of Maryland*||$185,613|
|2010||Lieutenant Governor of Maryland*||$9,521,956|
|2008||Lieutenant Governor of Maryland*||$1,547,450|
|2006||Lieutenant Governor of Maryland*||$12,025,204|
|2004||Maryland State House District 25||$28,650|
|2002||Maryland State House District 25||$102,996|
|1998||Maryland State House District 25||$31,611|
|Grand Total Raised||$23,443,480|
|*These funds represent a joint ticket with the governor, Martin O'Malley.|
Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Anthony G. Brown's donors each year. Click [show] for more information.
|Anthony G. Brown's Campaign Contributions|
Lt. Governor of Maryland
Lt. Governor of Maryland
Maryland House of Delegates
Maryland House of Delegates
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$318,299||$625,559||n/a||n/a|
|Top 5 contributors||International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$12,000||Friends of Anthony Brown||$153,926||Prince Georges County Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics Local 619||$3,000||Anthony Brown & Patricia Arzuaga||$8,322|
|National Education Association||$10,000||(Blank)||$50,000||International Brotherhood of Teamsters||$3,000||Lily Brown||$4,000|
|Jocelyn Belluck||$8,000||(Blank)||$32,175||Maryland Realtors Association||$1,750||Roy Brown||$3,225|
|International Association of Fire Fighters Non-Fed||$7,000||James Robinson||$22,000||Operating Engineers Local 37||$1,600||Maryland Trial Lawyers Association||$1,500|
|14 other organizations||$6,000 each||United Food & Commercial Workers International Union||$10,000||Sheet Metal Workers Local 100||$1,600||Stephen Sachs||$543|
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Anthony + Brown + Maryland + Lieutenant + Governor"
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- Official website of the Lt. Governor of Maryland
- Malley-Brown 2010 campaign website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- BRAC website
- Office of the Maryland Lt. Governor, "Biography," accessed September 15, 2012
- WBAL Radio, "Brown Kicks Off Bid for Governor Today," May 10, 2013
- The Washington Post, "New candidates to step forward Monday in Maryland’s race for governor," June 2, 2013
- Maryland Newsline, "Ehrlich Concedes, O'Malley Celebrates," November 8, 2006
- Office of the Lieutenant Governor, "press release - February 9, 2007," Retrieved on June 1, 2007
- O'Malley seeks more aid for BRAC transportation projects, The Baltimore Sun, December 13, 2009
- Baltimore Times, "O'Malley Picks Anthony Brown as Running Mate," December 16, 2005
- Washington Blade, "Exclusive: Mizeur eyeing run for Maryland governor," November 14, 2012
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- The Washington Post, Hoyer to announce support of Brown in Maryland 2014 race for governor, July 17, 2013
- Follow the Money, "Career fundraising for Anthony G. Brown," accessed July 11, 2013
- Follow the Money.org
Michael Steele (R)
|Maryland Lieutenant Governor
January 17, 2007 - Present
| Succeeded by|
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