IKE LEGGETT for Montgomery County Executive
4401 Dustin Road – Burtonsville, Maryland 20866
September 7, 2006
Joe Monte, President of the American Federation of Teachers of Montgomery County, when asked why their group endorsed Ike Leggett, replied, "Though both candidates are personable and articulate, Ike had a clear edge on builder independence. His County Council leadership was exercised through consensus. During budgetary crisises, he kept education in the forefront of priorities. "Ike knows the balance between smart growth and uncontrolled growth in relationship to the good life of the County citizens."As a respected State leader, Ike has the vision and the know how to secure state funding for Montgomery County needs"For Ike, life did not start with a silver spoon. He has earned his way by rising above circumstance by character, a belief in himself and tauntless effort.Ike Leggett is a man of the people, for the people."The American Federation of Teachers was founded in 1916 to represent the economic, social and professional interests of classroom teachers. It is an affiliated international union of the AFL-CIO.The AFT has more than 3,000 local affiliates nationwide, 43 state affiliates, and more than 1.3 million membersThe Alliance of Police Supervisors endorsed Ike Leggett for County Executive. When speaking with Harold Allen, President of Alliance of Police Supervisors he said, "We endorsed Ike primarily because we believe he has a balanced and realistic approach to collective bargaining and that his concern for public safety and providing the resources necessary to ensure that Montgomery County Police Department remains one of the best in the nation. Ike Leggett has been a strong friend and supporter of Montgomery county Police as a Council member and we are convinced that he will continue that level of strong commitment as County Executive."The Alliance of Police Supervisors are dedicated to improving the working environment of their members through training and any other representation that can be offered.
The Alliance of Police Supervisors is a professional organization that consists primarily of Executive Officers of the rank of lieutenant and above, excluding the Chief of Police. The Alliance is the leadership of the Montgomery County Department of Police.