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Posted at 5:45 PM ET, 10/27/2010

My endorsement: A businessman for O'Malley

By washingtonpost.com editors

By Leonard E. Moodispaw
Annapolis

As a longtime Maryland businessman, I am offended at suggestions that Maryland is not favorable to business. I am the CEO of the KEYW Corporation, a cybersecurity firm that just completed a successful public offering. In less than two years, the company grew from inception to having more than 440 employees, raised over $50 million in investment and went public with a market value of almost $300 million. We did so in a very difficult national environment and with the full support of Gov. Martin O'Malley, Maryland's senators and relevant Maryland congressmen.

Early in the life of the company, Mr. O'Malley heard of our capabilities and asked if we could help the state develop a database to help law enforcement personnel communicate more effectively. His persistence in pursuing the effort led to our working pro bono on the project.

He has acted as a true leader and manager -- not someone who just pontificates. He inherited a large deficit and took action. He cares about all Marylanders, not just rich supporters.

I endorse Gov. O'Malley for reelection. He is a serious leader who doesn't make pandering promises.

By washingtonpost.com editors  | October 27, 2010; 5:45 PM ET
Categories:  HotTopic, Maryland, My Endorsement  
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Comments

You PUTZ! You'd say that about any DEMOCRAT that held the office, based on the thousands of dollars you've doled out, you've supported every liberal to walk Maryland soil and then some...Mr Businessman, please tell me with a straight face, that your business interests' were enhanced because O'Malley lived in the governor's mansion for the past 4 years?

Liberal runs in your veins Leonard...in spite of your business savvy.

Posted by: Augieboy | October 29, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

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