Anthony Gregory Brown (born November 21, 1961) is an American lawyer and politician, who is serving as the U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 4th congressional district. The district covers most of the majority-black precincts in Prince George’s County, as well as a sliver of Anne Arundel County.
He previously served two terms as the eighth Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, from 2007 to 2015. He was elected as lieutenant governor in 2006 on the Democratic ticket with Governor Martin O’Malley, and both were re-elected in 2010. In 2014, Brown ran unsuccessfully for governor, losing to Republican Larry Hogan.
Brown served two four-year terms in the Maryland House of Delegates, representing Prince George’s County.
He is a retired Colonel in the United States Army Reserve, having served in the U.S. Army for over thirty years. While lieutenant governor, Brown was the highest-ranking elected official in the nation to have served a tour of duty in Iraq