County Executive Forum Puts Spotlight on David Blair’s Commitment to All County Residents

Rockville, Md., April 13, 2022 -- David Blair committed to ensuring necessary services for the Upcounty region of Montgomery County at tonight’s Upcounty Democrats County Executive Forum.

Blair, who grew up in Darnestown, detailed the school, transportation, and County Government services he would ensure are provided to Upcounty as County Executive. The Upcounty is defined as the northern and western areas of Montgomery County, including the Germantown, Clarksburg, Darnestown, Poolesville, Boyds, and Damascus communities.

Blair was one of the partners who at the outset of the pandemic launched the Germantown-based Upcounty Hub, a provider of meals and critical supplies for more than 2,000 Upcounty families. The Upcounty Hub has become the model for similar Hubs around the County.

“All residents in our County deserve high-quality schools, adequate transportation infrastructure, and convenient locations to access critical health services and parks and recreation spaces,” Blair said. “Too often, our County has made promises about new schools, community centers, and transit for Upcounty communities but hasn’t followed through.”

Blair has pledged his support to placing high-quality health, public safety, and senior services in Poolesville, increasing good-paying jobs by utilizing existing vacant office space, working with Loudoun County to restore the White’s Ferry Potomac River crossing, and completing transit and transportation connections in Clarksburg and Germantown.

“I’m in Damascus and it’s refreshing to hear David Blair’s approach to serving the whole county,” commented forum attendee Rhona Leffler. “We need a creative, fresh approach in order to make a positive impact in our county. I especially like his sense of urgency, how we can leverage our current resources and infrastructure to make a difference now while still keeping our eye on longer-term solutions (that will inevitably require more lead time and resources).”

The candidates are scheduled to participate in two more forums Thursday, April 7, starting with the Bethesda Beat virtual Zoom forum from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The Democratic Club of Leisure World is hosting a forum that will be both in-person and simulcast on Zoom from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Democratic Primary for County Executive will be July 19, 2022. Early Voting will run from July 7 through July 14, 2022.