O'Malley to Travel State To Thank His Supporters
Governor-Elect to Reprise Theme of Unity
By John Wagner
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, January 6, 2007; B02
Martin O'Malley (D) announced plans yesterday for a "One Maryland
Inaugural Tour and Celebration" in the week leading up to his swearing
in Jan. 17 as the state's 61st governor.
The tour, which will also feature Lt. Gov.-elect Anthony G. Brown (D),
is scheduled to begin with a town hall meeting Tuesday in Montgomery
County and wrap up a week later with a gathering in Annapolis of
several hundred high school students, according to O'Malley's inaugural
committee. Other stops are planned in Anne Arundel County, Southern
Maryland and Western Maryland and on the Eastern Shore.
"They are going on the tour because they feel it's important to thank
the people who supported them during the campaign, and they campaigned
on the theme that we're all in this together, and we're one Maryland,"
said O'Malley spokesman Rick Abbruzzese. "It's the way they intend to
The entertainment lineup for the inaugural gala at the Baltimore
Convention Center will include 1970s R&B superstars Kool & the
Gang; retro swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy; Irish rockers the Saw
Doctors; and Latin star Eddie Palmieri Jr.
O'Malley, who until recently fronted a Celtic rock band, has been an
opening act for the Saw Doctors.
Tickets for the black-tie-optional gala are $50 and can be bought
online at http://www.mdinauguration.com.
O'Malley's swearing-in and inaugural parade will take place in
Besides O'Malley and Brown, Tuesday's town hall meeting will include
O'Malley's nominee for transportation secretary, John D. Porcari, and
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D). The meeting will start
at 8 p.m. at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington.
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