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Anthony G. Brown
Running with Ken Ulman
  • Age 52
  • Lieutenant governor
  • Lives in Bowie
  • Graduated Harvard University, Harvard Law
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About Brown

Brown, lieutenant governor since 2007, is running as the political heir to Gov. Martin O’Malley -- with all the advantages and disadvantages that come with that.

He entered both the primary and the general election as the presumed favorite in deep blue Maryland, where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2 to 1. But Brown has under fire because of the state’s botched health insurance web site, for which he had oversight responsibility, as well as criticism that the O’Malley-Brown administration increased the tax burden on Maryland families.

Brown has been running on what he calls O’Malley’s strong record while also saying that Maryland can do better in education, job growth and other areas. His tone in the general has shifted to portray himself as the only candidate who can bring Maryland forward.

Brown’s campaign ads have stressed his military career, which spans three decades of active duty and in the reserves. A former helicopter pilot, he holds the rank of colonel in the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Brown served a tour of duty in Iraq in 2004-2005 while a member of the House of Delegates.

A Harvard-educated lawyer, Brown was elected to the Maryland House in 1998, representing a district in Prince George’s County. He has been endorsed by many senior Democrats, including U.S. Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Benjamin L. Cardin, Maryland House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, and four of the state’s U.S. representatives.

If elected, Brown would make history on several fronts. He would become the first African-American and the first lieutenant governor to win Maryland’s top job. He would also be only the third African-American in the nation to be elected governor of any state. His running mate is Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, 40.

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Tax Law
If you could make one change to Maryland's tax laws, what would it be? How would you pay for lost revenue or spend added revenue?

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  • Larry Hogan
  • Shawn Quinn
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Higher education
State higher education leaders have set a goal of raising the proportion of adults with college degrees from 45 percent to 55 percent by 2025 to help Maryland compete in the global economy. Do you support that goal? If so, what would you do as governor to help achieve it?

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  • Anthony G. Brown
  • Larry Hogan
  • Shawn Quinn
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Prison problems
What should be done to correct and prevent problems at the state-run Baltimore City Detention Center?

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  • Anthony G. Brown
  • Larry Hogan
  • Shawn Quinn
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Chesapeake Bay
As you know, more than half the rivers and streams in the six-state Chesapeake Bay watershed are in poor condition, and less than a third of the estuary's water is clean, according to the EPA. The agency has ordered states to do more to reduce nutrient and sediment pollution by 2025. Do you support this so-called pollution diet? If so, what would you do as governor to achieve its goals? If not, what would you do to change it?

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  • Anthony G. Brown
  • Larry Hogan
  • Shawn Quinn
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Marijuana
Maryland moved this year to make medical marijuana available and to decriminalize possession of small amounts. Should the state go further and legalize, regulate and tax marijuana sales?

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  • Anthony G. Brown
  • Larry Hogan
  • Shawn Quinn
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Business
If you could do one thing to improve Maryland’s business climate, what would it be?

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  • Anthony G. Brown
  • Larry Hogan
  • Shawn Quinn
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Transportation
On transportation, what would you do to relieve congestion in the state’s urban centers? Upgrade infrastructure in its rural areas?

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  • Anthony G. Brown
  • Larry Hogan
  • Shawn Quinn
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