SILVER SPRING — Two years after losing his race for Maryland’s governor, Anthony Brown has won a seat in the U.S. Congress and will represent the state’s 4th District. Brown said the campaign staff was “the best he ever had,” and “small but mighty” and enabled him to demonstrate perseverance of the kind his family values. […]
SILVER SPRING — Two years after losing his race for Maryland’s governor, Anthony Brown has won a seat in the U.S. Congress and will represent the state’s 4th District.
Brown said the campaign staff was “the best he ever had,” and “small but mighty” and enabled him to demonstrate perseverance of the kind his family values.
“My father taught me a very important lesson as a young boy, the same lesson that I try to teach my children. He said, ‘Anthony, son, every so often in life, you’re going to have successes. And every so often in life you’re going to have setbacks,'” he said. “But he said, ‘the true test is whether you get up. And if you believe in what you do, you get up and you get back to it.'”
Brown, a Democrat who served as lieutenant governor under Martin O’Malley, earned 80.4 percent of the vote, as of Tuesday night with 264 of 274 precincts reporting.
He defeated Republican George McDermott, who garnered 15.5 percent of the vote, Libertarian Benjamin Krause with 1.4 percent and Green Party nominee Kamesha Clark, who won 2.5 percent.
Brown said he was looking forward to working on important issues in the 115th Congress.
“I believe in the work we need to do to provide good schools and safe neighborhoods, and jobs and opportunities,” he said. “I’m grateful that the voters gave me an opportunity to get back to it.”
Meanwhile, Rep. Steny Hoyer has won another two-year term in the U.S. Congress.
“I am honored to have received the support of my neighbors to continue serving them in the U.S. House of Representatives. I am proud of what I’ve accomplished on behalf of my constituents throughout my career,” he said in a statement. “But there is still a great deal of work to be done.”
Hoyer dominated the field in Maryland’s 5th District, earning 67.6 percent of the vote. Challengers Mark Arness (R) and Jason Summers (Libertarian) got 29.3 and 3 percent, respectively, as of Tuesday night.
Hoyer said he will continue working on his “Make It In America” plan and supporting federal employees in his new term.
“I will keep working to ensure our federal employees receive fair pay and benefits. I will continue my work to protect the Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries, and our environment. I will continue to stand up for our military installations across the district,” he said in a statement. “I will keep fighting to make a quality education at all levels affordable and accessible to everyone. And I will keep pushing for equal pay for equal work and a higher minimum wage.”