Maryland Chamber of Commerce Names Delegate Anthony O'Donnell 2005 Outstanding Employer Partner

(Annapolis, May 3, 2005) Today, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce announced its 2005 Outstanding Employer Partners, recognizing Delegate Anthony J. O'Donnell (District 29C) for his support of the business community during the recent Maryland General Assembly session.

"I am very pleased to be acknowledged by the Chamber in this way," said Delegate O'Donnell. "I have always made a particular effort to advocate for Maryland's businesses in the House of Delegates. A strong economy benefits all Marylanders, and a pro-business agenda is one of the best ways to ensure economic growth in the state."

"The Maryland Chamber of Commerce is pleased to recognize Delegate O'Donnell for his outstanding efforts on behalf of Maryland's employers," said Maryland Chamber President & CEO Kathleen T. Snyder, CCE. "Business equals jobs in Maryland, and this year's Outstanding Employer Partners understand the importance of the private sector to Maryland's economy and jobs base."

"Delegate O'Donnell certainly deserves this honor for his enduring commitment to Maryland's business community," said Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development Secretary Aris Melissaratos. "Tony's actions and visions with respect to businesses small and large fall directly in line with Governor Ehrlich's increased emphasis on making Maryland a more business-friendly state."

Delegate O'Donnell will be presented with the award during the Chamber's Business Policy Conference in Cambridge on Oct 27, 2005.

Delegate O'Donnell has served in the House of Delegates since 1995 and represents Calvert and St. Mary's Counties. He sits on the Appropriations Committee and serves as the House Republican Minority Whip.

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