Gov Martin O'Malley to Speak at NH Dem Convention

MANCHESTER, NH – Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley will speak on behalf of Senator Hillary Clinton at this weekend’s New Hampshire Democratic Convention. Governor O’Malley officially endorsed Senator Clinton earlier this month and will be actively involved in Senator Clinton’s presidential campaign. This weekend’s speech marks the Governor’s first visit to New Hampshire on behalf on the campaign. He previously campaigned in New Hampshire for Senator Gary Hart’s presidential campaign.

“It is going to be an honor for me to join the people who go door-to-door, staff the phone banks and canvass neighborhoods no matter the weather because they are the men and women who make the New Hampshire Democratic Party such a powerful leader for national change,” said Governor O’Malley. “I look forward to talking to New Hampshire Democrats tomorrow about Senator Clinton’s strength and intelligence as well as her powerful vision that speaks to the hopes and dreams of middle-class families.”

WHAT: Remarks by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley
WHEN: June 2, 2007
1:45 pm
WHERE: New Hampshire Democratic State Convention
Rundlett Middle School – Gymnasium
144 South Street
Concord, NH

Elected to the governorship last year after serving two successful terms as the mayor of Baltimore City, Governor O’Malley has consistently demonstrated his commitment to Democratic Party ideals and has worked hard to: improve Maryland’s environment and the health of the Chesapeake Bay; pass the nation's first Living Wage law; make college more affordable while investing a record $400 million in K-12 school construction; and enhance public safety by reforming Maryland’s troubled juvenile justice and prison systems.

Named one of the nation’s Top Five Mayors by Time Magazine, O’Malley tackled public safety, government efficiency, education, and economic development in Baltimore. Under his leadership, Baltimore experienced the largest decline in violent crime of any big city in the country, increased achievement and test scores in city schools, and a $38 million budget surplus – the largest in Baltimore’s history. Driven by his determination to preserve and protect the middle class, Governor O’Malley recently set Maryland on the path to become the first state in the nation to establish a living wage.