David Blair

November 14, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Election Talk 2018 Panel On Marc Elrich, Amazon HQ2, and the “Pink Wave”

The Election Talk 2018 Panel aired on Wednesday, Nov. 8. The panel was hosted by MCM’s Doug Tallman. The panel included Susan Heltemes, a political strategist; Sean Winkler, a Maryland political consultant and lobbyist; and Valerie Ervin, a former Maryland Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate. Watch recaps from the episode below. Here the panel discusses whether, or […]

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July 27, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Updated: Elrich Offers Blair Spot on Transition Team

This story has been expanded from its original publication. Democratic county executive candidate Marc Elrich told supporters Thursday night that he had asked his primary opponent David Blair to join his transition team if Elrich wins the Montgomery County executive race in November. Elrich said Blair had endorsed his candidacy. “That’s not a small thing,” […]

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July 23, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

After Recount, Elrich the Democratic Nominee for County Executive

Councilmember Marc Elrich is the Democratic nominee for county executive, after the Montgomery County Board of Elections completed its recount of ballots.  Health care executive David Blair of Potomac picked up five votes in the recount, and Elrich picked up three for a net gain of two votes for Blair.  “Now we can all join together and move forward,” Blair said.   […]

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July 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

David Blair Files Petition For Manual Recount

Montgomery County executive candidate David Blair has filed a petition for a recount of the Democratic primary election ballots, according to Marjorie Roher, spokesperson for the Montgomery County Board of Elections. The petition, filed Thursday, calls for a manual recount of voted paper ballots, and includes 10 early voting centers, all absentee ballots, and all […]

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July 17, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Blair Says He Anticipates Seeking Recount in County Executive Race

Montgomery County executive candidate David Blair said Tuesday that he anticipates he will ask the county Board of Elections to perform a full recount of Democratic primary election ballots. “We have been informed that it will take approximately a week to perform a recount of the election results. Recognizing that the next Montgomery County Executive […]

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July 11, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Floreen Pressing Forward with Independent Campaign

Councilwoman Nancy Floreen announced Wednesday she would pursue an independent candidacy for Montgomery County executive, the latest step in an already tumultuous 2018 election. Floreen’s decision comes two days after the Montgomery County Board of Elections completed tallying absentee and provisional ballots in the Democratic primary for the county executive’s race. With all the ballots […]

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July 9, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATE: State Accepts Floreen’s Independent Candidacy; Elrich Defeats Blair

Update, 5:20 p.m.: A Maryland State Board of Elections said Monday the board would conditionally accept Councilmember Nancy Floreen’s independent candidacy for county executive. She must change her party registration from Democrat to “unaffiliated” by Aug. 6, and she must submit about 7,000 signatures from Montgomery County registered voters supporting her appearance on the ballot, […]

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June 11, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Franchot Endorses Blair for County Executive

Comptroller Peter Franchot endorsed David Blair of Potomac on Monday, choosing the former health care executive as his pick to succeed Ike Leggett as Montgomery County executive. Proud to endorse @DavidTBlair for Montgomery County Executive. David has the vision and the experience of a leader that our county deserves, and I respectfully urge you to […]

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June 7, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich Wins Endorsement from Montgomery Teachers

Councilmember Marc Elrich received the endorsement of the Montgomery County Education Association, the union that represents teachers, counselors and other educators. In a Thursday interview, the Democrat called the endorsement a “big boost.” “People have a very positive view of teachers, and they should because teachers educate their kids. And I think they make an […]

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June 6, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Blair Releases Transportation Plan

Montgomery County executive candidate David Blair released a transportation plan Wednesday that offered ideas with plenty of citations of similar projects from elsewhere across the country, but little detail in the way of the costs of putting the ideas into practice. For example, the Democrat included a suggestion he’s made throughout the campaign: that the county […]

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