March 4, 2014/Press Releases

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to Deliver Keynote Address at Roosevelt Awards Reception

For Immediate Release
March 04, 2014

Contact: Matt Fenlon
Phone: 617.939.0800

O’Malley Will Headline Massachusetts Democratic Party’s 15th Annual Fundraiser Honoring Congressman Richard E. Neal and Activist Agnes A. Ricko

(BOSTON) Governor Martin O’Malley, who has been recognized as a national leader in the Democratic Party for his results-oriented and progressive leadership, both as mayor of Baltimore and governor of Maryland, will deliver the keynote address at the 15th annual Massachusetts Democratic Party Roosevelt Awards Reception.

“I’m honored to address the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s Roosevelt Awards Reception,” O’Malley said. “It is critical that we re-elect my friend Senator Ed Markey to the U.S. Senate and continue Governor Deval Patrick’s legacy of strong, progressive leadership past 2014. I also want to extend a special congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Roosevelt Awards: Congressman Neal and Agnes Ricko. Massachusetts Democrats are blessed to have a wealth of such talented and committed leaders.”

Similar to Patrick’s message of generational responsibility, Maryland has a bright future because O’Malley’s made the necessary investments in education, infrastructure and innovation to strengthen the middle class – all while cutting spending more than any governor in Maryland history.

“Much like Governor Patrick and our Democratic legislature in Massachusetts, Governor O’Malley made the responsible decisions that set Maryland on a course for prosperity. It’s no secret that because of the ideas of Governor Patrick and Governor O’Malley, the people of Massachusetts and Maryland are in a much better position,” said Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Tom McGee. “I know Governor O’Malley’s record of accomplishments and Democratic values will resonate with Massachusetts voters and we’re excited to welcome him to Fenway Park.”

Prior to winning election as Governor in 2006, O’Malley was Mayor of Baltimore from 1999-2007 and a Baltimore City Councilor from 1991-1999.