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Report: Councilwoman Valerie Ervin To Join Crowded Race For County Executive

The Silver Spring Councilwoman joins Councilmembers George Leventhal and Phil Andrews, former County Executive Doug Duncan as Democratic candidates, The Washington Examiner reported.

Montgomery County Councilwoman Valerie Ervin, of Silver Spring, announced plans to join an already crowded Democratic field for the 2014 county executive race, The Washington Examiner reported.

Ervin joins County Councilmen George Leventhal (At Large) and Phil Andrews (Gaithersburg/Rockville), along with former County Executive Doug Duncan in the race, according to the report. Current County Executive Ike Leggett could still announce a run for re-election.

Ervin, 55, said she'd had "serious discussions" with multiple community members, pollsters and media consultants about starting her campaign, according to the report.

Read the full story on The Washington Examiner.

tom norris January 31, 2013 at 04:13 PM
Let all understand that Valerie Ervin is not fit to run the County. Look at what she has done to Burtonsville! She had a great opportunity to clean up and revitalize this shabby town, which has been thrown into an economic crisis because of the rt. 29 bypass. But she only made matters worse. Shame on her! www.SaveBurtonsville.com Burtonsville is the Gateway into and out of Eastern Montgomery County. The reason why it looks so horrible and undeveloped is BECAUSE of Valerie Ervin’s gross mismanagement. She should have supported residential development next to the struggling shopping center instead of embracing fabricated environmental myths by the no-growth faction that wants a park. Ervin’s stunning lack of leadership on this critical issue has left Burtonsville locked in a crisis that could have easily been solved. She has cost the County many jobs and millions of dollars in tax revenues, harming both the business community and the landowners in the process. While she may have her strengths in other areas, when it comes to development and smart growth, she is clueless. Just look at how she has failed Burtonsville! Such an awful record speaks for itself. Tom Norris, for the Committee to Save Burtonsville

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