Leggett Backs Kramer in MoCo's District 4
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) this morning formally endorsed the candidacy of Del. Benjamin Kramer (D) in this spring's special election to fill the District 4 seat on the County Council. Leggett, who has lived in the eastern county district for more than three decades, said Kramer's experience in Annapolis, independence and understanding of the county's budget challenges "tells me that Ben Kramer is right for this district."
Kramer is one of ten candidates vying for the seat left open by the death in January of Don Praisner. Praisner had served less than a year on the council after being elected to serve out the term of his late wife, Marilyn.
Leggett was joined by the Praisners' daughter, Alison Klumpp, Council member Duchy Trachtenberg (D-At Large) and a half dozen of Kramer's colleagues from Annapolis. The event was held at the politically active retirement community of Leisure World in Silver Spring, which Leggett described as the center of the county's political universe.
Kramer, the son of former county executive Sidney Kramer, said he shared Leggett's vision for the county and would be an ally.
"It is not the task of the council to be constantly taking issue with what the executive is trying to accomplish," he said, adding that he would be a "conduit" for Leggett on the council.
March 30, 2009; 1:22 PM ET
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