Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Praisner vs. Navarro: It's On

The campaigns of both Donald Praisner and Nancy Navarro made major announcements this week in the race for the District 4 County Council seat.

Donald Praisner, 76, kicked off his campaign at the County Council building on Monday. Backed by County Executive Ike Leggett and several council members, Mr. Praisner plans to hold the seat only for the remainder of his wife's term.

Navarro's campaign responded with this press release:

March 4, 2008
Nancy Navarro Recruits Top Staff for
Montgomery County Council Campaign
Navarro Promises to Bring Vigorous Volunteer-Energy and Fundraising to Big-Tent Campaign

Contact: Nancy Navarro
Phone: 301-628-7705

SILVER SPRING, MD - Montgomery County Board of Education President, Nancy Navarro, today announced the hiring of top staff in her campaign for the vacant District 4 County Council seat.

Having retained Congresswoman-elect Donna Edwards' field director and Sen. Jamie Raskin's campaign manager, Navarro promises to run a first-rate campaign and to raise the resources necessary for victory on April 15th.

Navarro has already recruited dozens of volunteers and a high-profile list of endorsers to be announced in the coming weeks.

The campaign plans an official kickoff event on Monday, March 10th. Details to follow.
The Gazette article also reports that District 19 Delegate Ben Kramer is still considering entering the race. And the Post has more on the continuing dispute between Steve Kanstoroom and the Planning Board.

Next up is MCEA's endorsement, which could come this week. The union could endorse a candidate or sit out the race entirely.

Update: The Post's coverage is here.

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