George Leventhal

Leventhal Says Term Limit Referendum “Unnecessary Protest Gesture” (VIDEOS)

A proposed term limit referendum that would impact some elected officials in Montgomery County, and supported by Republican activist Robin Ficker, may be on the ballot this coming November.

Recently, Montgomery County Councilmember George Leventhal has discussed the topic on social media opposing the referendum.

In the MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Leventhal talks about his opinions on term limits more in-depth and says, “I think members of many communities are going to recognize that elections are always competitive, incumbent County Councilmembers and incumbent County Executive have been defeated. I’ve never had an uncontested primary.”

Leventhal also notes that he is not planning on running for a fifth Council term.

In response to Leventhal’s comments, Ficker told MyMCMedia; “I just think that people want alternatives to [Leventhal] and term limits will bring in fresh ideas and new candidates,” Ficker said. “Twelve years is enough…if your’e not going get things done in 12 years then you’re not going to get it done at all,” he said.

Ficker cited the nine percent property tax increase and 30 percent pay increase as reasons for why the current Council is ineffective, in his opinion.

Ficker also said that he welcomes a debate with Leventhal on the term limit referendum, “If he wants to have a debate, I’ll be happy to debate him, just give me an hour’s notice.”

MyMCMedia also caught up with Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett who offered his opinion on the proposed referendum as well.

 

Maureen Chowdhury

About Maureen Chowdhury

Maureen Chowdhury is a multimedia journalist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at mchowdhury@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter at @MediaMaureen. Maureen authors the blog Sound Check on MyMCMedia.

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One Response to “Leventhal Says Term Limit Referendum “Unnecessary Protest Gesture” (VIDEOS)”

  1. On July 6, 2016 at 1:27 pm steve responded with... #

    I’ll bet he does think that.

    We just can’t get rid of this turd fast enough. I am so sick and tired of his whiny “i am better than you so sit down and shut up” attitude.

    I can’t think of a better weasel to get rid of than Leventhal.




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