Top Contender in 2018 Race Endorses David Blair for County Executive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 16, 2022

Rockville, Md., Feb. 16, 2022 -- Rose Krasnow, former mayor of Rockville and 2018 candidate for County Executive, has endorsed David Blair for Montgomery County Executive.

Blair and Krasnow were two of the six Democratic candidates for County Executive in the 2018 primary. Blair finished second, just 77 votes short. Krasnow finished third.

“When I first met David, I was really struck by the effort he spent to come up with solutions for the problems that the County faces,” Krasnow said. “He has run a very successful company and as I’ve always said, there is really a big difference between serving on a legislative body and serving as an executive. David has executive leadership experience. As the person at the top, the executive has to have vision and the ability to sell that vision and ability to make things happen.”

“Rose Krasnow is an outstanding public servant with incredible knowledge of Montgomery County. I am grateful for her support,” Blair said. “It was a privilege to learn from her four years ago on the campaign trail. She has invaluable insight into the importance of growing good-paying jobs, is committed to protecting and expanding opportunities for women, and knows how the county government should work together with municipalities to serve our residents.”

Krasnow served as mayor of the City of Rockville for three terms, spearheaded the redevelopment of downtown Rockville, and secured funding for the new county library at its center.

Krasnow was Montgomery County’s deputy planning director from 2013 until she ran for County Executive in 2018. Krasnow is also the former president of Montgomery Women, a nonprofit that supports and promotes women leaders in elected office, business, education, nonprofits, and government.

The Democratic Primary for County Executive is June 28, 2022 and Early Voting runs from June 16, 2022 through June 23, 2022.

VIDEO: Rose Krasnow endorses David Blair for Montgomery County Executive