To Contact Ike Leggett or
the Campaign:

Friends of Ike Leggett
PO Box 1372
Rockville, MD. 20849
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (301) 787-4040

What People Are Saying

"As a resident of Montgomery County, member of your Latin American Advisory Group and Board Member of Imagination Stage and Crittenton Services, I am thrilled to hear you’re seeking a third term. As a national Latino leader as President and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and creator of the award-winning Latinos On Fast Track program, I’ve appreciated your support of the burgeoning Latino population in Montgomery County. Please count on my support. I look forward to working with you in the future in moving our community forward in Montgomery County."

--Antonio Tijerino
President & CEO Hispanic Heritage Foundation.

"As always, you seem to be dialed in to what’s going on and are prepared to do what you can. We truly appreciate your leadership and your thoughtfulness. You’re the best!"

--Kathleen and Charles B.

"I am very happy to hear that you will run for re-election. As you well know, it is much easier to govern in good times, but you have proven that you can be effective and govern in hard times. You were forced to make tough decisions and never shirked this responsibility. I look forward to voting for you and seeing how well you will do as our economy continues to improve."

--Keith F.

"County Executive Isiah Leggett and his administration have done an admirable job of steering county government through the recession Leggett has refused to mortgage the County's future to ensure his continued popularity with voters. That's one definition of responsible."

--The Gazette

"County employees are crucial to the quality of life in Montgomery County, and they should be fairly compensated. But Mr. Leggett is right that his allegiance is to the County as a whole and its one million residents. He would rather spread the pain of budget cuts including to County workers than let it fall exclusively on libraries, parks, social services and other government functions already badly hit by three years of budget cuts."

--The Washington Post

"County Executive Isiah Leggett, unlike some political leaders on the state and national level, has faced the problem of balancing Montgomery County's 2010 budget in the midst of what has been called America's Great Recession."

--The Gazette

"I know you are dealing with a very difficult set of circumstances and probably not making lots of friends these days I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know there are many people that appreciate the job you are doing, and I am one of them. I think you are doing a great job of trying to deal with the County's fiscal woes and I am particularly impressed with your efforts to cut costs and spending in some areas where I know it is politically difficult for you to do so."

--Daniel A.

"I am writing to ask you, beg you and plead with you to run for County Executive for a third term. You have been a highly effective County Executive as you have guided the County through perilous economic times. You have demonstrated that you value fairness and equity for all county residents. You have protected the safety net for our most vulnerable. You have promoted smart growth to increase opportunities for economic development, broaden the tax base, and provide employment opportunities at all levels. You have been a champion of celebrating the diversity that has become a hallmark of our county."

"I would only ask that you give the county one more term to help the county navigate the economic recovery that is beginning. The best person to help navigate better times is someone that has led through the worst of times. You are that person."

--Teresa B.

"County Executive Isiah Leggett's ‘State of the Union' address reflects an example of 21st Century Leadership at the local level. The speech identifies the keys to success in the global marketplace with instant communication, adaptation to change, multinational collaboration, a strong economic and education foundation and , as Thomas Friedman points out, a ‘flattening' of the world. In the speech, County Executive Leggett acknowledges and celebrates the multinational nature of our residents, the strong technological base and the educational achievements of the County."

"The County not only survived the recent economic disruptions but is positioning itself for unmatched achievement and success."

--S. Robert Kaufman, Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association

"The women were honored and delighted you took the time to speak with them. We truly appreciated your comments on the County's efforts to reduce disparities and increase health equity among vulnerable and underserved populations I am in awe of your vision for enhancements to County services and your compassion for its residents."

--Michelle T.

"Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to not only read my email but to give me a personal response. I truly appreciate that. I believe that folks like you and me who have served their country in the armed forces have a greater appreciation for our freedom and don't take it for granted as some do. Again, thank you."

--Keith K.

"I just read the text of the statement your statement in Annapolis regarding the Transportation Financing Act. Your statement was impassioned, factual and to the point. Thank you for making the case that all Maryland must be involved in keeping our transportation infrastructure competitive."

--Tina S.

"Thank you for sharing such motivating words with our young men of Invictus here at Paint Branch High School. They commented on how in awe they were of your life's journey and accomplishments. I can honestly say that the recommendations you shared for navigating through life were impactful. You are an inspiration."

--Johahn O.

"I attended last night's public forum on Maryland's pending gun control legislation and I want to tell you that I was very impressed by your statements. You were by far the most informative, thoughtful, and articulate person on the panel and struck me as being a very fine man. My parents have always spoken highly of you and now I see why."

--Alisa R.

"Ike Leggett is the best County Executive in the state of Maryland, bar none."

--Rushern Baker, Prince George's County Executive

"I just want to express my appreciation for the great job the County did to clean up the trees that came down at our house after the storm. I thought they did a wonderful job. It made me happy to have voted for you. When I needed the County, you came through for us."

--Michael N.

"I want to thank you for your prompt response after I contacted you about a tree on my block that had high tension wires growing through it. Your call to PEPCO and the County solved a potentially dangerous problem. I truly commend you for being a responsive government official. You are truly a man of the people and I can assure you that I will continue to vote for you."

--Richard A.

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