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Revision as of 17:11, 11 June 2014

Anthony G. Brown
Anthony G. Brown 2011.JPG
Current candidacy
Running for Governor of Maryland
Date of primaryJune 24, 2014
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
In office
January 17, 2007 - Present
Term ends
January 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorMichael Steele (R)
Leadership
Majority Whip, Maryland House of Delegates
2004-2006
Compensation
Base salary$125,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$23,443,480
Term limitsNone
Prior offices
Maryland House of Delegates
1999- 2007
Education
Bachelor'sHarvard College (1984)
J.D.Harvard Law School (1992)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Reserves
Years of service1984-present
Service branchUnited States Army
Years of service1984-1994
Personal
BirthdayNovember 21, 1961
Place of birthHuntington, New York
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Anthony G. Brown campaign logo
Anthony G. Brown (born November 21, 1961, in Huntington, New York) is the Democratic Lieutenant Governor of Maryland. On November 7, 2006, then-Mayor of Baltimore Martin O'Malley and Brown were elected Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, respectively. The pair ran for, and won, re-election on November 2, 2010.[1] Brown's second term will expire in January of 2015.

Brown is ineligible to seek for a third consecutive term as lieutenant governor because of term limits. So, instead, he is running for the governorship 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.[2] His lieutenant gubernatorial running-mate in 2014 is Howard County Executive Ken Ulman.[3]

Before becoming lieutenant governor, Brown served four successive terms in the Maryland House of Delegates, beginning in 1999. He represented the state's 25th legislative district, covering part of Prince George's County.[4] Prior to running for political office, he was a clerk for then-Chief Judge Eugene Sullivan on the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

Brown served five years in the U.S. Army as an Aviation Officer and achieved the rank of captain. He has completed short tours of duty in Panama and Canada with the Army Reserves, and is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Judge Advocate General's Corps.

In December 2013, Governing named Brown as one of the nine Public Officials of the Year.[5]

Biography

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.[1][6]

Military ranks, awards and honors

Brown served in the U.S. Army as an Aviation Officer (captain) from 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.[1]

Education

  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1992
  • AB, Government, Harvard College, 1984

Political career

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.[7]

After the victory, Brown became the first member of the Maryland House ever to be directly elected as Lieutenant Governor.

Public Officials of the Year 2013

In December 2013, Governing named Brown one of nine Public Officials of the Year. The online political magazine has selected a handful of state and local officials to honor for standout job performance each year since 1994. The Public Officials of the Year program "recognizes leaders from state, city and county government who exemplify the ideals of public service." In 2013, Brown was recognized for his work coordinating with the legislature on health care reform, improving veterans services and reducing domestic violence, among other credits. The only other statewide elected official honored in 2013 was Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber.[8]

BRAC

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.[9]

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.[10]

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).[11] 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.[12]

Elections

2014

See also: Maryland gubernatorial election, 2014

Brown is running 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.[13][14] 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 takes place November 4, 2014.[3]

Polls

Primary trial heats for 2014 gubernatorial race
Poll Anthony Brown Doug GanslerHeather MizeurUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Brown-Ulman Internal Poll conducted by Garin-Hart-Yang
(September 11-15, 2013)
43%21%5%31%+/-4.0608
Gonzales Research/Marketing Strategies Poll
(October 1-14, 2013)
41%21%5%33%+/--403
Baltimore Sun Poll
(February 8-12, 2014)
35%14%10%40%+/-4.4500
Washington Post Poll
(February 13-16, 2014)
32%15%9%39%+/-3.51,002
The Maryland Poll
(April 10-13, 2014)
27%11%8%54%+/-3.17954
WPA Opinion Research
(May 6-7,2014)
34%20%7%40%+/-4.9400
AVERAGES 35.33% 17% 7.33% 39.5% +/-1.86 644.5
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org
Primary trial heats for 2014 gubernatorial race
Poll Anthony Brown Doug GanslerPeter FranchotKen UlmanNot sureMargin of ErrorSample Size
Garin-Heart-Young Poll
(September 13-14, 2012)
31%18%14%4%33%+/-4.4504
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org
Primary trial heats for 2014 gubernatorial race
Poll Anthony Brown Doug GanslerKen UlmanNot sureMargin of ErrorSample Size
Garin-Heart-Young Poll
(September 13-14, 2012)
37%23%5%33%+/-4.4504
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org


Primary trial heats for 2014 gubernatorial race
Poll Anthony Brown Doug GanslerNot sureMargin of ErrorSample Size
Garin-Heart-Young Poll
(September 13-14, 2012)
41%25%34%+/-4.4504
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org


Hypothetical Match-up Brown vs. Hogan
Poll Anthony Brown Larry HoganNot sureMargin of ErrorSample Size
WPA Opinion Research
(May 6-7,2014)
42%35%23%+/-4.9400
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org


Endorsements

The Brown-Ulman ticket has been endorsed by the following individuals and organizations:

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Serving Others, March 5, 2014

One Story, March 24, 2014

Sundays, April 9, 2014

"I Would Think," May 29, 2014

"Coverage," June 5, 2014

Race background

Incumbent Martin O'Malley (D) is prevented by term limits from seeking a third consecutive term in office.

Current incumbent Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown officially launched his 2014 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 lieutenant governor's office was created in 1970.[2][21] O'Malley, with whom Brown shared winning tickets in both the 2006 and 2010 elections, supports Brown as his successor.[22] Brown's lieutenant gubernatorial running-mate is Howard County Executive Ken Ulman.[3] Immediately after formalizing their partnership for the 2014 campaign, the Brown-Ulman ticket received the endorsement of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD). A number of Cumming's congressional colleagues announced their support soon thereafter, as well as influential labor union branches of the SEIU.[23][24][25]

On July 17, 2013, another potentially history making candidate entered the Democratic primary field to give Brown some competition: Maryland House Delegate Heather Mizeur.[26] If victorious, Mizeur would have been the state's first female to hold the governor's office, as well as the country's first openly gay governor.[27] Current state attorney general Doug Gansler also sought the Democratic nomination for governor in 2014. On Oct. 14, 2013, Gansler announced that he had selected Prince George County Delegate Jolene Ivey for his lieutenant gubernatorial running-mate. Keeping with the trailblazer theme established earlier by Brown and Mizeur to entice more progressive-leaning voters, the Gansler-Ivey ticket also carried the promise of setting an historical record, statewide and national. After joining Gansler's campaign, Ivey stated, "I am proud to be the first African-American woman to run for lieutenant governor, and when we win, to be the first Democratic African-American woman to be lieutenant governor in our nation's history."[28] Both Gansler and Mizeur lost in the Democratic primary on June 24, 2014.


2010

See also: Maryland lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010 and Lieutenant Governor elections, 2010

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
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMartin 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
     Other Write-Ins Various 0.1% 1,528
Total Votes 1,857,880
Election Results Via: Maryland State Board of Elections


2006

Brown was first elected as Maryland Lieutenant Governor in 2006 on a ticket with Martin O'Malley.

Maryland Gubernatorial/Lieutenant Gubernatorial General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMartin O'Malley/Anthony G. Brown 52.7% 942,279
     Republican Ehrlich/Cox Incumbent 46.2% 825,464
     Green Boyd/Madigan 0.9% 15,551
     Populist Driscoll/Rothstein 0.2% 3,481
     Republican Simmins/Hargadon (Write-In) 0% 258
     Democratic Ralph Jaffe (Write-In) 0% 16
     Democratic Smith/Wilkes (Write-In) 0% 61
     Other Write-Ins Various 0.1% 1,206
Total Votes 1,788,316
Election Results Via: Maryland State Board of Elections

Campaign donors

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.[29]

Anthony G. Brown's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Lieutenant Governor of Maryland* Not up for election $185,613
2010 Lieutenant Governor of Maryland* Won $9,521,956
2008 Lieutenant Governor of Maryland* Not up for election $1,547,450
2006 Lieutenant Governor of Maryland* Won $12,025,204
2004 Maryland State House District 25 Not up for election $28,650
2002 Maryland State House District 25 Won $102,996
1998 Maryland State House District 25 Won $31,611
Grand Total Raised $23,443,480
*These funds represent a joint ticket with the governor, Martin O'Malley.

1998-2010

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.[30] Click [show] for more information.


Recent news

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See also

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Campaign

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Office of the Maryland Lt. Governor, "Biography," accessed September 15, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 WBAL Radio, "Brown Kicks Off Bid for Governor Today," May 10, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 The Washington Post, "New candidates to step forward Monday in Maryland’s race for governor," June 2, 2013
  4. Baltimore Times, "O'Malley Picks Anthony Brown as Running Mate," December 16, 2005
  5. Governing, "2013 Public Officials of the Year," December 2013
  6. Project Vote Smart, "Lieutenant Governor Anthony G. Brown's Biography," accessed July 31, 2013
  7. Maryland Newsline, "Ehrlich Concedes, O'Malley Celebrates," November 8, 2006
  8. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named honorees2013
  9. Office of the Lieutenant Governor, "press release - February 9, 2007," accessed on June 1, 2007
  10. O'Malley seeks more aid for BRAC transportation projects, The Baltimore Sun, December 13, 2009
  11. Baltimore Times, "O'Malley Picks Anthony Brown as Running Mate," December 16, 2005
  12. National Public Radio, "One to Watch: Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown," May 9, 2007
  13. Washington Blade, "Exclusive: Mizeur eyeing run for Maryland governor," November 14, 2012
  14. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named md
  15. Brown/Ulman 2014 Official campaign website, "Endorsements," accessed November 21, 2013
  16. Anthony Brown/Ken Ulman 2014 Official campaign website, "News: Anthony Brown and Ken Ulman Endorsed by Maryland-DC Council of AFL-CIO," October 26, 2013
  17. Brown-Ulman 2014 Official campaign website, "News: SEIU Maryland-DC State Council Endorses Anthony Brown and Ken Ulman," September 30, 2013
  18. The Washington Post, "Mikulski says she's 'ready to get into it' to help elect Anthony Brown as governor," September 22, 2013
  19. The Washington Post, Hoyer to announce support of Brown in Maryland 2014 race for governor, July 17, 2013
  20. Anthony Brown, President Clinton Endorses Anthony Brown for Governor, April 8, 2014
  21. The Washington Post, "Steele Running Against History," August 7, 2005
  22. Washington Blade, "Exclusive: Mizeur eyeing run for Maryland governor," November 14, 2012
  23. Brown-Ulman 2014 Official campaign website, "News: 'SEIU Maryland-DC State Council Endorses Anthony Brown and Ken Ulman,'" September 30, 2013
  24. The Washington Post, "Mikulski says she's 'ready to get into it' to help elect Anthony Brown as governor," September 22, 2013
  25. The Washington Post, Hoyer to announce support of Brown in Maryland 2014 race for governor, July 17, 2013
  26. The Huffington Post, Heather Mizeur Running For Governor Of Maryland , July 17, 2013
  27. SoMdNews, "Mizeur makes gubernatorial bid official," July 17, 2013
  28. Wbal.com, "Gansler announces runningmate," October 14, 2013
  29. Follow the Money, "Career fundraising for Anthony G. Brown," accessed July 11, 2013
  30. Follow the Money.org
Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Steele (R)
Maryland Lieutenant Governor
January 17, 2007 - Present
Succeeded by
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