The Washington Post Endorses David Blair for Montgomery County Executive

Rockville, Md., June 25, 2022 -- The Washington Post has endorsed Democrat David Blair to be the next County Executive of Montgomery County.

The Post's endorsement, considered the most influential of the election, explains that Blair has the plan, temperament, and effective executive experience to take on Montgomery County’s increasing challenges in public safety, education, good-paying jobs, transportation, and affordable housing.

“Mr. Blair is right that unless Montgomery steps up its economic development game, improves transportation alternatives and rebalances its affordable housing supply to meet demand, the county’s prospects are anemic,” wrote The Post. “His detailed, proactive plan is the right medicine to revitalize the county. And his smart approach to rising crime — he would both support and reform the police — would be an upgrade on Mr. Elrich, who bungled the hiring of a new police chief.”

The Post continues: “Mr. Blair is upbeat, even-tempered and proactive — good qualities for an executive and exactly what the county needs to lift its flagging fortunes.”

The Washington Post joins a diverse and impressive group of organizations and local leaders who have endorsed Blair in the July 19 Democratic primary for County Executive. The Sierra Club, Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS, Coalition for Equitable Representation in Government, County Councilmember Nancy Navarro, Maryland Senate Majority Leader Nancy King (District 39), District 17 State Senator Cheryl Kagan, District 15 State Senator Brian Feldman, City of Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman, former County Councilmember Valerie Ervin, former Congressional Reps. John Delaney and Michael Barnes, and former City of Rockville Mayor and 2018 County Executive candidate Rose Krasnow have also endorsed Blair.

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