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Leggett Set to Endorse Kramer in MoCo's District 4 Race

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) is expected on Monday to endorse Del. Benjamin Kramer (D) in his bid to join the County Council, sources close to the Kramer campaign said today.

Kramer's campaign is also anticipating the backing of at least one council member - Duchy Trachtenberg (D-At Large). The official announcement is scheduled for Monday at the retirement community of Leisure World.

Kramer is one of ten candidates seeking to fill the District 4 seat left open by the death in January of Don Praisner.

Democrat Nancy Navarro, a member of the Board of Education, secured the backing of four council members earlier this week. But whether Leggett would get involved in the campaign had become the subject of much speculation. He has a long history with the Kramer family, dating back more than 20 years when the candidate's father, former county executive Sidney Kramer, endorsed Leggett's first run for office.

By Ann Marimow  |  March 26, 2009; 2:33 PM ET
Categories:  Ann Marimow , Montgomery County  
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We already have 8 council members who have voted to give us the largest property tax increase in 20 years, a 13.5% increase in a recession. We don't need a 9th to give us the election year tax increase to raise money for the council to spread around in an election year.

On the council I shall not vote next year to exceed the charter property property tax limit, thereby blocking the planned property tax increase.

Ms. Navarro, Mr. Kramer, Mr. Leggett and Ms. Trachtenberg all opposed question B onm the November ballot, the Ficker Amendment. Despite their unanimous opposition it passed county-wide and in District 4.

Homeowners cannot afford to let Mr. Kramer and Ms. Navarro use homeowners as an ATM.

Posted by: robinfickerofrobinrealty | March 27, 2009 12:06 PM | Report abuse

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