County Executive Candidates square off in forum at the Silver Spring Civic Center PHOTO BY NICKOLAI SUKHAREV
SILVER SPRING — With three months to go before the June 26 primary, the six candidates had another chance in front of a crowd of 300 people at the Silver Spring Civic Center to clarify why they should replace the term-limited County Executive Isiah Leggett as the occupant of the highest office in Montgomery County.
Former Rockville mayor Rose Krasnow, local businessman David Blair, Del. Bill Frick, County Council members Roger Berliner, George Leventhal and Marc Elrich each made his or her case.
Krasnow explained why voters should choose her for County Executive
“I have a track record of getting things done,” said Krasnow – the only woman in the race – in response to a question from Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart. “I do have governmental executive experience … and I learned when I went from being on the City Council of Rockville to mayor that it is very different being in that executive position.”
While there wasn’t much daylight between the candidates on most issues at the forum, which was hosted by the Women’s Democratic Club of Montgomery County, some indicated they had disagreements on some financial matters and on reforming the County’s liquor retail monopoly.