Lt. Governor Anthony Brown Makes Stop in Hagerstown


HAGERSTOWN, Md. Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown stopped in Hagerstown Sunday afternoon.

He spoke to local residents about what he is hoping to accomplish while in office. Brown also rallied support for his campaign for governor.

His goals include improving education, veterans’ affairs, and environmental policies.

"Our focus is in large part on education. We have a plan for expanding pre-k education for all Maryland four-year-olds by 2018,” said Brown.

The lieutenant governor, who led the troubled rollout of the Maryland Health Exchange, says he also continues to back the Affordable Care Act.

"Like every prior reform, there's always difficulty in rolling it out,” said Brown. “I think we'll all be able to look at this experience and say we got the job done, we've enrolled more and more Marylanders, the system is stabilizing more and more with each passing week. It's been a success."

Brown says he will work to improve the job market in his effort to help Western Maryland in particular.

"Washington County, it does have an unemployment rate above the national average,” said Brown. “That's why we're working with Volvo to bring more jobs, so really job number one is creating jobs. "

The lieutenant governor will be making stops in all of Maryland’s counties as part of his campaign tour.

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