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Together With Ike
    Date: June 4, 2006
    Time: 3:30 to 6 pm
    Location: Mi Rancho Restaurant
      8701 Ramsey Avenue
      Silver Spring MD 20910
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Pitch In For Ike - Baseball & Politics
    Date: June 11, 2006
    Picnic Dinner: 6:15pm
    Baseball Game: 7:30pm
    Location: Shirley Povich Field at
      Cabin John Regional Park
    Click here to see flyer.
Zydeco Meets Jazz
    Ike Celebrates His Louisiana Roots
        and brings Mardi Gras to
        Montgomery County!
    Date: June 25, 2006
    Time: 5:30-9:30pm
    Zydeco Dance Lesson: 5:30-7:15
    Location: Indian Spring
        Country Club
        13501 Layhill Road
        Silver Spring, Maryland 20906
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Event With Stella Kwan and James Whuan
    Group Photo
    Date: January, 2006
Olney Theatre Event
    Photo Album
    Date: April. 23, 2006
Indian Holi Event at the Home of Mr. Arora
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    Date: Apr. 9, 2006
Meet and Greet that was Held at Ron and Kim Little's Home
    Photo Album
    Date: Mar. 18, 2006
African-American Dems pay homage to black officials
    Montgomery County Gazette
    Published: Mar. 1, 2006
Letter to the Honorable Montgomery County Delegation
    Date: Feb. 23, 2006
Leggett Goes After Waste
    Washington Post
    Published: Feb. 16, 2006
Letter to County Council President George Leventhal
    Date: Feb. 14, 2006
Save Our Sligo
    Photo Album
    Date: Feb. 7, 2006
Ike Around the County
    Photo Album
    Various Dates and Locations
Volunteers at the Olney

    Photo Album
    Date: Jan. 30, 2006
Martin Luther King Commemorative Event
    Washington Jewish Week
    Published: Jan. 26, 2006
Coffee Hosted by Carmen and Joe Camacho
    Photo Album
    Date: Jan. 24, 2006
Debate at Leisure World
    Photo Album
    Date: Jan. 12, 2006
District 20 Breakfast Club
    Photo Album
    Date: Dec 18, 2005
Montgomery College in Takoma Park
    Photo Album
    Date: Dec 10, 2005
Habitat for Humanity Groundbreaking
    Photo Album
    Date: Nov. 6, 2005
County Executive Candidate Supports ‘Balanced Growth’
    Montgomery County Gazette
    Published: Nov. 16, 2005
Current & Former Councilmembers, Former County Execs to Step Forward to Support Leggett
Press Release
    Released: Nov. 8, 2005
Anticipating Emergencies
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Published here: Sept 22, 2005


African-American Dems pay homage to black officials

Saturday gala was hot spot for state and local candidates

By Janel Davis
Staff Writer
Montgomery County Gazette
March 1, 2006

The county’s powerful came out in force Saturday night for a gala celebration of African-American politicians.

The African American Democratic Club of Montgomery County held its ‘‘Salute to Montgomery County African American Elected Officials of the Past, Present and Future” before a full crowd at the Inn at Brookeville Farms in Brookeville.

Receiving the highest praise was former county councilman and county executive candidate Isiah ‘‘Ike” Leggett, honored as the ‘‘granddaddy” of the county’s African-American political leaders for being the first African American elected countywide. He served four terms on the County Council before stepping down in 2002 and was the state Democratic Party’s chairman until last year.

‘‘I remember during my first campaign for County Council, when residents only heard my name and had read my literature, but had never seen my face,” Leggett told the crowd. ‘‘I was standing at a Metro station shaking hands and an old man looked at me, then looked at my literature and said, ‘Thanks, but I don’t vote in the District.’”

Also honored were U.S. Representative Albert R. Wynn (D-Dist. 4) of Mitchellville; Dels. Gareth E. Murray (D-Dist. 20) of Silver Spring and Herman L. Taylor Jr. (D-Dist. 14) of Ashton; and former appointed County Councilman Donnell Peterman.

Former school board members Kermit V. Burnett, James H. Daugherty, Reginald M. Felton, Jeremiah Floyd, Roscoe R. Nix and Odessa M. Shannon were also honored, as was current school board member Valerie Ervin (Dist. 4) of Silver Spring. Current and former city and municipal council members were also honored.

The event also served almost as a campaign stop, with many state and local candidates in attendance.

U.S. Senate candidates Kweisi Mfume and U.S. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Dist. 3) of Pikesville attended, as did gubernatorial candidate County Executive Douglas M. Duncan, who was treated to a standing ovation.

County Councilman Thomas E. Perez (D-Dist. 5) of Takoma Park was introduced as an attorney general candidate, although he — and others — is waiting to hear if incumbent Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. plans to run again.

Several candidates for Perez’s council seat attended the event, including Hans Reimer, Marc Elrich and Peterman, who is also weighing a run for an at-large council seat.

County Council President George L. Leventhal (D-At large) of Takoma Park, Councilwoman Marilyn J. Praisner (D-Dist. 4) of Calverton and Sen. Ida G. Ruben (D-Dist. 20) of Silver Spring also attended.

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