Maryland Lt. Governor Anthony Brown recently received the endorsements of elected officials from more than 70 municipalities across the state who support his gubernatorial bid.
“I’m honored to have the support of 70 of Maryland’s hardest working municipal leaders and look forward to working with them to build a better Maryland,” Brown said in a statement.
The Brown-Ulman ticket received the joint endorsements at a June 25 press conference in Ocean City attended by representatives of 40 of their backing organizations.
Campaign manager Justin Schall told the AFRO that the support “is another milestone and it’s showing they are building momentum.”
“As Maryland’s next Governor, I’m committed to building on our successes to continue creating more good-paying jobs, strengthening our schools and ensuring that all Marylanders have an equal opportunity to succeed,” Brown said.
Brown, 51, held a double-digit lead in the Democratic primary according to a recent poll conducted by Global Strategy Group. His camp said Brown’s edge is driven by strong supporters from key Democratic primary voting blocs and his focus of building a better Maryland. As the current lieutenant governor, Brown has sustained his role in “helping to create economic opportunities for everyone in Maryland, having great education and schools and healthcare,” Schall said.
Brown’s opponents include Attorney General Doug Gansler, a Democrat, and two Republican candidates: Anne Arundel County Del. Ronald A. George and president of the Frederick County Board of Commissioners, Blaine Young.
Of Brown and Ulman, Baltimore City Councilman Brandon Scott said, “I think together they are the best team for the future of Maryland. I appreciate the work they’ve done and they collectively have a vision and passion for Maryland.”
“With a long record of effective leadership that delivers real results, the Brown-Ulman team are the right leaders to move our state ahead,” Craig Moe, mayor of Laurel, Md. said in a statement. “Under Anthony Brown’s leadership, we’ve created thousands of jobs and made Maryland’s schools #1 in the nation for five years in a row. We need leadership that will continue fighting for all of our families, that’s why I’m proud to endorse Anthony Brown for Governor.”
If elected, Brown will be the first African-American to hold the state’s highest post.