OMalley Will Serve as Chair of Maryland Campaign
ANNAPOLIS - The Clinton Campaign today announced the endorsement of Maryland Governor Martin OMalley and named him Chair of Clinton's Maryland campaign.
At a critical time in our history, Hillary Clinton is the kind of experienced leader this country needs, OMalley said. No one is better equipped to repair Americas alliances abroad and address the urgent needs of our communities at home.
OMalley was elected Governor in 2006, after two terms as mayor of Baltimore. He gained national recognition for his role in improving education and test scores and lowering the citys violent crime rate by 40 percent, while attracting $10 billion in new investment to revitalize Baltimores economy. His CitiStat initiative to target the Citys spending and track results received Harvards prestigious Innovations in American Government Award in 2004 and has helped save residents more than $350 million. From 2003 to 2006, OMalley chaired the U.S. Conference of Mayors Task Force on Homeland Security.
OMalley has been named The Best Young Mayor in the Country by Esquire Magazine and one of Americas Top 5 Big City Mayors by Time Magazine. In 2005, Business Week listed OMalley as one of Five Fresh Faces to lead the Democratic Party.
Prior to his election as Mayor, OMalley served two terms as a Baltimore City Councilman, chairing the Legislative Investigations Committee and the Taxation & Finance Committee.
Martin is a terrific leader whose innovative initiatives have been emulated around the country, Clinton said. Im honored that he will lead our efforts in Maryland.