Thursday, December 1, 2011

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown Endorses State Senator Rob Garagiola for 6th Congressional District


Maryland Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown Endorses 
Rob Garagiola for Congress in the Sixth Congressional District

GERMANTOWN, MD – Praising his work ethic and commitment to common sense solutions for Maryland’s families, former Iraq war veteran Lt. Gov. Anthony G. rown formally endorsed Rob Garagiola today for Congress in Maryland’s Sixth Congressional District.

"I'm very excited to endorse my colleague and fellow veteran Rob Garagiola for Congress. As Senate Majority Leader, Rob brings an incredibly high level of energy, preparation and common sense to help Maryland families meet the most difficult challenges. Whether he’s fighting for children’s health care, public education, new alternative energy sector jobs, or working with us to cut wasteful spending and alance the state budget, we always count on Rob to bring new ideas and practical solutions – which is exactly what we need in Washington,” said Brown.

Garagiola expressed appreciation for the endorsement saying, “Lt. Governor Brown has been an exceptional leader for our state, and I have tremendous respect for his service to our country. It’s always gratifying to receive support from those with whom you’ve worked closely on important issues. I’ll work hard in Washington to make him proud of my service on behalf of our working and middle class families.”

Rob Garagiola was the youngest Senator in Maryland when he was elected in 2002. He rose quickly to the position of Senate Majority Leader where helped lead and win many difficult fights including a roll back of Maryland’s “computer tax” that would ave cost hi‐tech jobs. He cut government waste and cracked down on sexual predators.

He also founded the bipartisan Maryland Veterans Caucus, to help Maryland’s veterans with health care and educational opportunities. Rob stood up for Maryland’s most vulnerable children, while also helping Maryland public schools avoid the deep cuts that so many other states have imposed on their classrooms. He’s been a national leader on environmental and renewable energy issues. Most importantly, he’s focused on innovative ways to create jobs in Maryland.


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