County executive makes endorsements in local races
County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) has endorsed Democratic candidates for the House of Delegates in districts 14 and 17, but will not endorse Senate candidates in districts 17 and 19.
Former delegate Cheryl Kagan is challenging incumbent Sen. Jennie Forehand in District 17 and Del. Roger Manno is challenging incumbent Sen. Mike Lenett in District 19.
However, Leggett is endorsing incumbent Sen. Rona Kramer, who is being challenged by Del. Karen Montgomery in the District 19 Senate race.
County spokesman Patrick K. Lacefield confirmed the endorsements July 28.
Leggett has endorsed incumbents Dels. Kumar P. Barve, James Gilchrist and Luiz R.S. Simmons in District 17, incumbent Del. Anne Kaiser in District 14, and House candidates Craig Zucker and Robert "Bo" Newsome in District 14.
Last week, Leggett endorsed Bonnie Cullison, Jay Hutchins and incumbent Del. Benjamin F. Kramer for District 19 seats in the House of Delegates.
District 14 is comprised of all or parts of Ashton, Brinklow, Brookeville, Burtonsville, Calverton, Cloverly, Colesville, Damascus, Fairland, Goshen, Laytonsville, Montgomery Village, Olney, Sandy Spring, Silver Spring, Spencerville and Sunshine.
District 17 includes Rockville, Garrett Park and Gaithersburg.
NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland endorses more
The NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Political Action Committee announced another round of endorsements for candidates in districts 14 and 19.
The group has endorsed incumbent Rona Kramer for State Senate and Jodi Finkelstein for a seat in the Maryland House of Delegates in District 14, and Jay Hutchins for state delegate in District 19. All are Democrats.
Voter registration drives
to be held at county libraries
The county Board of Elections will hold voter registration drives on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at public libraries through August.
The following is a schedule of dates and locations in the upcounty:
-Saturday: Damascus Library, 9701 Main St..
-Aug. 14: Poolesville Library, 19633 Fisher Ave.; and Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Road in Gaithersburg.
For more information, call Gilberto Zelaya at 240-777-8532 or e-mail Gilberto.Zelaya@montgomerycountymd.gov.