Maryland Lt. Anthony Brown and his running mate, Howard County, Md. Executive Ken Ulman, are poised to make a major campaign announcement Sept 22 in Silver Spring, Md.

Brown announced his gubernatorial candidacy May 10 at Prince George’s County Community College. The following month, he named Ulman as his running mate.

Governor Martin O’Malley, Senator Barbara Mikulski, Congressman Steny Hoyer, Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Miller, Jr. and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake have endorsed Brown.

In 2006, Martin O’Malley, then mayor of Baltimore City, asked Brown to be his lieutenant governor as part of the Democratic ticket. Together, they defeated Republican incumbent Bob Ehrlich, and in 2010 once again beat Ehrlich.

Under the O’Malley-Brown administration, Maryland’s schools have been ranked number one for five straight years. Brown also worked to improve health care throughout Maryland, having helped expand health coverage to over 391,000 Marylanders, half of whom are children. Brown has also been leader in efforts to implement President Obama’s health care reform law.

Brown is the father of Rebecca, 18, Jonathan, 12, and stepson Anthony Walker, 13. He and his wife of one year, Karmen Walker, reside in Prince George’s County.


Courtney Jacobs

AFRO Staff Writer