Then-lieutenant governor Anthony Brown accompanies his daughter Rebecca Brown to vote in Landover, Md. in 2014. Brown, who also has two other children, is now running for Congress. (JUANA ARIAS/For The Washington Post)

Democratic congressional hopeful Anthony G. Brown is well-known as a former state delegate and lieutenant governor for eight years during the administration of then-Gov. Martin O’Malley (D).

Below are five lesser-known facts about Brown, one of six Democrats who will compete in the April 26 primary for the party nomination to succeed Rep. Donna F. Edwards (D) in Congress.

Political beginnings: Brown started his political career volunteering for state Sen. Ulysses Currie’s campaign in Prince George’s County in early 1992.

Foreign Affairs: He has a certificate in Latin American studies from Harvard and wrote a paper in college about U.S. policy in El Salvador in the early 1980s.

Love of service: Brown is a consummate military man. His often rigid expression melts into a grin when he talks about his time flying helicopters and commanding troops for the U.S. Army. He won a Bronze Star for his service in Iraq.

Change in plans: Brown enrolled at the United State Military Academy at West Point after high school but spent just a few weeks there before deciding it was not for him. He completed his undergraduate education at Harvard University.

JAG duty: Brown and Prince George’s County executive Rushern L. Brown III have something in common. They both were military attorneys in the U.S. Army Reserves Judge Advocate General Corps and overlapped in their service.