IKE LEGGETT for Montgomery County Executive
4401 Dustin Road – Burtonsville, Maryland 20866
July 25, 2006
The Montgomery Green Democrats recently announced their support of Ike Leggett for County Executive, citing his support for enhanced oversight of development in Montgomery County.
"If developers feel free to violate their own agreements with county planners – as they did in Clarksburg – then we are all at risk. Ike's position on Clarksburg echoed our own. He called for greater oversight and enforcement of development plans. What happened in Clarksburg could foreshadow the 'chipping' away of Montgomery County's agricultural reserve," said Bill Jacobs, President of the Montgomery County Green Democrats.
The Montgomery County Green Democrats, a chartered club within the Montgomery County Democratic Party, is focused on improving the environmental awareness of voters and elected officials. The group, which counts hundreds of Democrats among its membership, is well known for its park cleanup activities on Earth Day.
Leggett, who served on the County Council for 16 years, noted that he "helped to preserve the environment by protecting Montgomery County's Agricultural Reserve and maintain green space." Leggett also worked out solutions to many of Montgomery County's critical wastewater management requirements and established a fund dedicated to help ensure better water quality in the County.
The list of organizations endorsing Ike Leggett for County Executive has grown to include the Municipal and County Government Employees Organization (MCGEO); the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 400; Progressive Maryland; Montgomery County Firefighters Association and the local chapter of Sierra Club.