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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

D18 Delegate Endorsement

In case you're wondering who to vote for in the District 18 state legislative race, let me recommend to you James Browning, for three simple reasons.

First, experience. Browning, as former executive director of Common Cause Maryland and leader of the American Cancer Society's legislative work in Maryland, has the practical experience with the legislature that no other challenger can match. Silver Spring, Wheaton, Kensington, and Chevy Chase need someone who can be effective from day one -- Browning and only Browning has that.

Second, progressive values. Browning talks straight about the realities of building the Purple Line, about fixing health care and education, about the economy and development. He's got the practical ideas and the grounded thinking to actually get something done.

Third, integrity and energy. Besides being the clean government guy in Maryland for four years, Browning isn't one of those slick, tell-you-what-you-want-to-hear politicians whose speech you have to parse to have any clue about what they really mean. He's got the drive to get things done and the honesty to tell you what he's aiming for. That's rare in politics.

So I support Browning for Delegate because our community needs a leader who can progressive laws passed: James Browning has the integrity, experience, energy, and progressive values to serve us well.