Former Maryland Governor and Congressman Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. will visit Washington College on March 31 to talk about themes addressed in his recently published book, America: Hope for Change (Post Hill Press, 2013). The talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place that Monday at 4 p.m. in Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall, and will be followed by a book signing.
Topics Ehrlich addresses in the book include the Affordable Care Act, the contraception mandate, fiscal practices and debt, job creation, social security, national security and American culture. While his first book, Turn This Car Around, used “Maryland examples to make national points,” his most recent effort focuses on issues from a national perspective and is intended for a wider audience.
After beginning his political career in 1986 in the Maryland House of Delegates representing Baltimore County, Ehrlich served four terms as the United States Representative for Maryland’s 2nd Congressional District. In 2002, he served one term as Maryland’s first Republican Governor in 36 years. In 2011, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney named Ehrlich chairman of his Maryland campaign for the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination.
Now senior counsel in the Government Advocacy and Public Policy Practice Group at Washington, D.C.-based King & Spalding LLP, he advises clients on a broad spectrum of policy matters and their interactions with the federal government, specializing in health care, finance and economic development.
Robert L. Ehrlich earned his bachelor’s degree in politics from Princeton University in 1979 and his Juris Doctorate from Wake Forest University in 1982.