David Blair

March 22, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Blair Says He Would Seek Local Regulatory Powers for Firearms

Montgomery County executive candidate David Blair said that if Maryland won’t pass tougher gun laws, he would seek local regulatory powers for guns. The plan, called “Guns Have No Place in Schools,” includes: Increasing the age for a state concealed carry permit beyond school-age years to 21; Enacting more stringent reporting laws to increase gun […]

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March 5, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Candidates Provide Re-Assuring Message to Latino Democrats

Montgomery County executive candidates Thursday night assured members of the Latino Democratic Club that if elected they would not reverse policies protecting immigrants. And Councilmember George Leventhal said he would be introducing legislation that would prohibit the county jail from accepting Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees. “We don’t do that now, but there are counties […]

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March 1, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Black Business Council Hosts County Executive Forum

Montgomery County Black Business Council (MCBBC) hosted a candidate forum for county executive Wednesday from 7:30 to 10 a.m. The forum was open to the public and was held at the Silver Spring Civic Building. The Council is comprised of a group of Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce who organized this forum to provide businesses […]

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February 27, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Blair Unveils Economic Plan

County executive candidate David Blair unveiled an economic plan Tuesday designed to grow the Montgomery County economy. The plan focuses on weaknesses in the county’s job growth and company expansions. The 22-page plan shows employment growth at 1.3 percent from June 2016 to June 2017, compared to 15 percent in Frederick County and 35 percent […]

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February 16, 2018 | Laura Rowles

Chamber of Commerce Debate Set for Candidates for County Executive Race

The Maryland County Executive elections of 2018 will take place on November 6, with the primary election occurring on June 26.  The 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election is set for June 26 and it’s sure to be a historic election for Montgomery County. When voters go to the polls, they will elect a governor, a state […]

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February 13, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Blair Rolls Out Prescription Program for Seniors

County executive candidate David Blair said Tuesday he believes the county can help seniors with their prescriptions by pointing out discount programs and looking for drug interactions. He first discussed the idea at a Leisure World event last week. Here he is talking about the plan at his Rockville headquarters: On Tuesday he talked with […]

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November 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich Draws Flak Over ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ Comment

County Councilmember Marc Elrich was taken to task Wednesday for his choice of words — “ethnic cleansing” — to describe how the 16-mile Purple Line would displace neighborhoods along its route. “Words matter. To equate potential gentrification with ethnic cleansing is offensive. Period,” County Council President Roger Berliner said. Elrich and Berliner were among the […]

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November 14, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Health Care Entrepreneur Enters County Executive Race

Another name has entered the 2018 race for Montgomery County executive. David Blair, 48, of Potomac has said he plans to run in the Democratic primary. Blair calls himself a progressive Democrat supporting affordable and accessible health care. His website, blairformontgomery.com, focuses on taking the county to “the next level.” On his website, Blair says […]

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