Md. Governor Supports 21-Year-Old’s Bid For City Council

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley throws his support behind a candidate who’s barely old enough to drink.

Twenty-one-year-old DeVon Brown is running for city council in Baltimore’s 12th district. Governor O’Malley was in Little Italy to host a fundraiser for the young Democrat.

The governor says he’s confident Brown can do a lot of good in the community despite his age.

  • opps

    well omalley proves once again he is a Idot…..

    • J

      well once again someone shows their lack of education, of basic spelling…

  • theox

    …..after Devon breaks the conch, the biguns will teach the littluns how to make and sell street drugs,. Beastie’malley will stick his head out in to the jungle anytime he’s sober. Devon, ..sorry….”DeVon” with a capital V…. will make droopy pants the law for all in , appoint himself as “The Homie of the Flies”.

    • J

      guess your not interested in stepping up to the plate , running for office on a coherant, thought out platform and working for a better city… but anyone that does who isn’t in your image you put down.. wow.. show’s how pathetic people can be. probably the same type person that blames all problems on everyone else.

      • theox

        i’m the voter. and i’m not going to bother wasting my precious vote on a kid. my right and duty as a citizen is to speak up…not shut up, bend over and vote for some punk.

    • Leigh Ann Erdman

      let’s hope you are just a troll angling for an argument and that people like you do not really exist

      • theox

        i exist

      • Leigh Ann Erdman

        horrifying and sad

  • Rid the speed Cameras

    Will Devon Brown rid those ripoff Speed Cameras and start using the Police to catch red light runners for a change.

  • Aaron Bethea

    I can’t believe you idiots, We should be supporting this young man. He is setting an example and becoming a role model for young kids. A 21yo man in City Council is unheard of but is very possible. I support him. Theox, why do you have to be stereotypical? Just because he’s young does not mean he sags his pants. Who cares how his name is spelled, he’s doing something you’re currently not doing: campaigning for a chance to help run the city.

    • theox

      You’re right. No experience degree…no proven intellect… no military service… no vetting of any kind, …and being that we have one of the highest murder rates in the entire world and the city is just a big joke anyway…WHY NOT!? Go ahead and pay his pension for the next 60 years.

      • Young & proud!

        At the age of 21, you can have a degree considering you start at 17 and have a late birthday, do the math, it’s simple. Have you researched anything he has been involved in? No. Don’t speak, or in this case type, before you think. If the older people aren’t doing anything right, then give him a chance. Sometimes people, like yourself, are so stubborn in believing that anything good can happen, so a young man with confidence that he can make a positive change is refreshing. And Theox, not sure if you were pointing towards racism, but it sure did sound like it. Get off your high horse!

  • Mike

    I won’t vote for anyone the Boy King supports…..

  • theox

    Baltimore has very very serious issues…yet O’Malley is supporting a person who has no clue what those problems even are, let alone what to do to solve them. The governor’s agenda is to destroy the middle class by educating illegal immigrants with our tax money, money that can be used to stop crime in Baltimore where the taxes are outrageous to begin with. This is representation without taxation for illegals, and a giant middle finger for Americans.

    • Bill

      YOUR RIGHT .

  • T J

    now i’am convinced omally is nuts, but he is also doing his best to destroy Maryland

  • Parkville

    Omally you are a dirty double crossing RAT

  • Towson

    Omally says a lot of good but never says what this young man is about, for all we know he is another gang banger like otis

  • Govans

    another view 21 years old wet behind the ears, never worked a hard day in his life and wants to rule,,,,Omally you are a fool, not just any fool but a big old fool

    • Jake

      How the hell do you know he hasn’t worked a “hard day” in his life? I am only 23 and I can guarantee you that I have probably worked harder days than ANY 50 year old I’ve met!

  • Jaquettia

    This is a joke . CBS 13 will print anything . ANYTHING?

  • Leigh Ann Erdman

    One paragraph that says Gov O’Malley supports this young man! Can you tell me why this young man should be supported other than he is 21 years old and Gov. O’Malley, who has not shown a great deal of leadership thinks it is a good idea? This young man may be the greatest thing for his community, a patriot who believes in his city but the endorsement of a Governor whose performance has been lackluster at best is not the stellar endorsement that makes me want to vote for DeVon Brown. Tell me WHY he should be supported, not who supports him. “Who” could be his biggest hinderance. A story completely lacking in ANY depth, something that is becoming common place.

    • theox

      I guess you never read Lord of the Flies.

      • Leigh Ann Erdman

        you guess wrong

    • theox

      look, i got no problem with can go on with you personal attacks and insults – f you wish, but it’s exposing your weakness. My post was meant as a comedic allegory of DeVon, OMalley, in the style of Lord of the Flies – because it is a pertinent political lesson that neither of them have obviously have learned. This is what it means to be unqualified for office yet the arguments for qualifications are something out of Lord of the Flies. It is futile to express a political opinion based on past standards and lesson because we’re now dealing a constituency of morons. Furthermore, you can’t explain to a moron that he is a moron. I do not have time to go in to great detail so read between the lines…

      • JQP

        …and speaking of past standards, didn’t O’Malley support Sheila Dixon? hm.

  • fraught

    Despite his age? Reality suggests that generally age has very, very little to do with the wisdom to lead. It is logically supposed to, but we seldom see many examples.

  • CT

    Let me guess…he has been spending the past four years “community organizing”.

  • Irritated

    What makes a qualified candidate? I never knew that simply age can determine someone’s ability to be a political leader. If you did not know his age and heard his arguement, then maybe you would feel differently about him. To say that he hasn’t worked hard a day in his life and has no experience is sheer ignorance. I have worked in the House of Delegates as a Page, the Baltimore City Police Department, and Teach For America. I have met with Congressional leaders in Washington, attended bill hearings and committee meetings. I was a Representative for the Associated Student Congress of Baltimore City. I have a C.T.E. in Finance and maintained a 4.0 GPA all 4 years of high school and I attended 3 major Student Leader Summits. This is all before the age of 18. To say someone doesn’t have experience or wouldn’t know what to do in office, just because of their age is absurd. How many of the people commenting grew up in Baltimore City, experiencing the drugs, gangs, and violence? MOST LIKELY not many! You sit around commenting, but what are you doing to make a difference?

    • CT

      Come back after you have 30 years of real life experience. No, debates, speeches, papers and bills IS NOT experience. Theory is great, but until you sacrifice and do actual work your argument does not hold water.

      • JQP

        irritated… let me get this straight: you are young and you have already held “plenty of sustainable jobs”? soooooo……. you’re saying you were unable to sustain any one of the plethora of jobs you’ve held? hmmm… you sound very… reliable.

      • Irritated

        What do you consider actual work? A job is a job, and clearly, i’ve held plenty of sustainable jobs with REAL work. Just because you have years ahead of me does not make you more qualified or knowledgeable. Therefore, your arguement does not hold water.

      • Jake

        Clearly, people like CT are jealous when they see young people like us working harder and getting further than they ever did.

  • Steve

    Hey, look at it this way…He’s too young and inexperienced to be corrupted by the system. I say give him a chance. After all, it’s not like he’s going to do any worse than anyone else. Might even change a few things while he’s in the position. The city is a lost cause anyway, doesn’t really matter who gets the job because nothing is going to change.

    • JQP

      You ever get the feeling that O’Malley is sitting in his wing-backed chair at home in the evening smoking a pipe and laughing at all the ways he stomps all over the citizens of Maryland as he’s plotting his rise to power in the white house? Moohooohooowhaahhaaa!!!!!!

  • HooDatIS?

    i wanna elect him him to come be my personal plumber he is gorgeous

  • jaybee

    So sad he’s not running in Helen Holton’s district. Then I WOULD vote for him, just to get rid of the thief

  • G.N.Q.

    Unfortunately I think many of the posters here are missing the BIGGER picture. Forget that O’Malley has endorsed him, as an endorsement from O’Malley in many people’s eyes means absolutely nothing. To say this kid has no experience is unfair and more or less ignorant considering the fact many people say this based on his age. I believe these are the kinds of leaders the city needs. First, he is setting a POSITIVE example for blacks in the city and potentially blacks all over the state. Secondly, HE IS THE COMMUNITY HE IS TRYING TO REPRESENT. I read on these comments all the time people complain about young blacks in the city being the source of the crime and other problems in the community. Why not let a YOUNG, BLACK person take charge to make a change in a community he knows well. A lot of these kids need role models they can relate to, role models in which they can see themselves. Who knows, this kid could be that person. I think a lot of the posters commenting from the outside looking in do not understand looking from the inside out. Let this young man state his intentions, his views, actually get to know his platform , and most importantly take O’Malley out of the equation. You never know he may be what this particular district needs.

    • JQP

      Then he should know that the majority (as is evidenced by the ratio of posters just on this forum) will not support someone with O’Malley’s stamp or with no real life experience. Support him better by encouraging him to learn more and get more experience under his belt, otherwise you’re setting him up for failure and will discourage other kids from following in his footsteps.

  • s93se

    “Barely old enough to drink..” Really? Did she just go there? She puts the G in ghetto Baltimore news.

  • bmoregyrl

    I don’t support omalley but the ideas of the old age people need to go and maybe someone young and wants to do right by the city this is what the city needs. I don’t live in the city, but I have in the past and I love the city I will not go there now because of the violence. So let’s see if the young man can start making good changes. The old ass people that are in power now are not doing anything better.

    • Steppin' Razor

      B’moregyrl, one day you will look back at what you just said and shake your head. Argue it if you will (the hole gets deeper when you do), but there is so much you don’t know about the world. Here is one simple lesson: If you want people to take you seriously, start by keeping your speech clean. The minute you start swearing, people tune you out. LOL…. keep on growing little one.

  • Dinger

    Democrats don’t ever make a difference. The city might have a chance if it ever has a two-party system again.

  • JQP

    I am all for a young person trying to do something important with his life, something worthwhile. But just because you read books and understand theories doesn’t mean that you are ready to be a political leader. At age 21, you haven’t yet earned your lumps…do you know what that means? It means making mistakes on a small scale that teach you lessons you need for the big leagues because of you make those mistakes here, you can potentially ruin people’s lives. No, a 21 year old may be a smart kid, but he is still too young and inexperienced to realize that he doesn’t have enough experience to be trusted by the citizens….if you follow my meaning.

    • OL

      Some of the older people who are, or were in office, made mistakes that ruined peoples’ lives. I just don’t agree that age has anything to do with this young man’s ability to make a positive difference in Baltimore City. If you keep trying to fit a puzzle piece into the puzzle, but it doesn’t fit, the smart thing to do would be to try a different puzzle piece, right? There are MANY politicians/business leaders who have made HUGE mistakes that affected numerous lives. I understand where you’re coming from, though.

      • JQP

        That wasn’t my argument. With the intelligence that this young man clearly has, and the connections he is able to make, he has a better chance and making FEWER detrimental mistakes once he has some experience under his belt. Age alone is not the issue. Age, education, IQ, ability to read people, ability to argue with experience…these are all part of the equation. But most of it comes out of experiences…history, trust…you cannot be an effective politician without gaining the trust of the people you represent, and frankly if you trust a 21 year old kid with your health and well-being without having a proven record, then you are irresponsible. Sorry, I don’t just jump on the bandwagon like that. It’s foolish.

  • Dave McCall

    would it be that the young man in question is a relative of our own do nothing know nothing lt.governor

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