IKE LEGGETT for Montgomery County Executive
4401 Dustin Road – Burtonsville, Maryland 20866
September 5, 2006
"Our next County Executive ought to be Democrat Ike Leggett. It is hard to forget that Steve Silverman ran on the pro-growth "End Gridlock" slate for County Council four years ago. It's hard to forget because I have passed his "Tired of Traffic" signs enough to be reminded of his previous vow. And there's still traffic. His ties to developer contributions and support for the ICC are a continuing concern for me as I think about reducing emissions in Montgomery County. I am also put off by his negative campaign tactics. Leggett has built broad grassroots support based upon his skill at listening to constituents and following through. While Leggett and Silverman say many of the same things about such issues as "Smartgrowth" and building the Purple Line, Leggett comes across with sincerity and genuine interest. And he acknowledges that issues are complex. Billboards and slogans have not reduced traffic."