From the office of Del. J.B. Jennings:
Today, Marylanders finally received the answer they have been waiting for as former Governor Robert Ehrlich Jr. has officially entered the Gubernatorial Race. Delegate Jennings is emphatically supporting the former Governor in his endeavor. For the past four years, the State of Maryland has reveled under the failed policies of Governor O’Malley. Delegate Jennings is confident that Governor Ehrlich will appeal to numerous Marylanders who are tired of increased state taxes, government spending and broken promises.
Under Governor O’Malley’s leadership, Marylanders have watched the state fall from a one billion dollar surplus under Governor Ehrlich, to a two billion dollar deficit (near eight billion dollar structural deficit) under Governor O’Malley. With promises severed, such as rising energy costs which Governor O’Malley assured would not happen, many are looking to our former Governor for answers in solving Maryland’s growing problems. Delegate Jennings is confident that Governor Ehrlich will rectify our state’s fiscal crisis just as he did in 2002 following the conclusion of the Glendenning Administration. He can attest this fact because he has known Governor Ehrlich for more than a decade which has lead to them to become close friends. Delegate Jennings speaks with such certainty, because he has witnessed Governor Ehrlich at work when he got his start in politics when then-Congressman Ehrlich hired him as a caseworker. It was Delegate Jennings’ experience working with Governor Ehrlich both on his Congressional staff and on the gubernatorial campaign in 2002, which inspired Delegate Jennings to launch himself into the political ring.
Delegate Jennings and Governor Ehrlich understand the problems facing our state, not only from inside the General Assembly, but also from constituents and from their own personal experiences. Delegate Jennings who is a business owner and a dairy farmer keeps in close contact with his constituents in District 7. His commitment towards keeping close relationships with constituents is a skill he acquired from working with then Representative Ehrlich during his term in the House of Representatives. This is as a testament to Governor Ehrlich’s character and his commitment to once again serve as the next Governor for the State of Maryland. Governor Ehrlich realizes the problems facing Maryland in these tough times because he has been speaking and listening to Marylander’s first hand since he left office.
In 2002, Delegate Jennings, in his own race for Delegate, also assisted Governor Ehrlich to win the Gubernatorial Election. Delegate Jennings stated, “I have known former Governor Ehrlich for more than decade, I am confident that if he is elected Governor again in our great state we will begin to see prosperity return to Maryland.”
Delegate Jennings will remain committed to helping his former boss and mentor attain the role of Governor again in this great state of Maryland. Jennings is running for State Senate for the District 7 (Baltimore & Harford Counties).