David Blair’s “Proactive Plan” Versus Elrich As “The Candidate of Continued Decline"


Rockville, Md., June 29, 2022 -- David Blair, Democratic candidate for Montgomery County Executive, today launched a TV ad highlighting his recent endorsement from The Washington Post.

The ad, which began running on cable and broadcast stations Wednesday, describes what The Post called Blair’s “proactive plan” to turn Montgomery County around on jobs, crime, housing, and schools.

In its strong endorsement of Blair on June 25, The Washington Post pointed to his detailed plan as “the right medicine to revitalize the county” and wrote that Blair is “upbeat, even-tempered, and proactive - good qualities for an executive and exactly what the county needs to lift its flagging fortunes.”

By contrast, the ad highlights incumbent County Executive Marc Elrich’s mismanagement of the county’s more than $6 billion budget, his public safety cuts in a crime surge, and the decline in performance of the county’s public school system under his leadership. The ad references The Post’s statements in its Blair endorsement that “Elrich is the candidate of continued decline” and that Elrich has “set the county up for failure.”

As a first-time candidate in the 2018 Democratic primary for County Executive, Blair fell just 77 votes short in a crowded field of six candidates. This year, Blair has again earned the highly influential Post endorsement, as well as the endorsements of a diverse array of leading organizations and elected and former elected officials.

Endorsers of Blair include Sierra Club, the Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS (GCAAR), Councilmember Nancy Navarro, Former County Councilmember Valerie Ervin, Maryland Senate Majority Leader Nancy King, State Senator Cheryl Kagan, State Senator Brian Feldman, City of Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman, former Congressional Reps. John Delaney and Michael Barnes, and former City of Rockville Mayor and 2018 County Executive candidate Rose Krasnow. David was named a 2022 Gun Sense Candidate by Moms Demand Action and earned a 100% candidate rating from Pro-Choice Maryland.

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