U.S. Rep. John Delaney on Saturday endorsed Douglas M. Duncan at the former Montgomery County Executive's first major campaign event in his bid to regain his old job.
“Doug Duncan’s record speaks for itself and his values and expertise are well-known around our county,” Delaney (D-Dist. 6) of Potomac said in a statement released by Duncan’s campaign. “I know Doug has the long term vision to make our county a great place to work, live, start a business, raise a family, and he has a plan to make Montgomery work.”
Duncan, a Democrat, served three terms as county executive from 1994 to 2006. In 2006, he sought the Democratic nomination for governor, before dropping out of the race, citing depression.
After a hiatus, Duncan has decided to re-enter the political arena by running for county executive. Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) has said he doesn't plan to run for re-election, but said late last year that his decision isn't final.
Meanwhile, Montgomery County Councilman Philip M. Andrews (D-Dist. 3) of Gaithersburg is aggressively pursuing the post and other county officials also are testing the waters.
Delaney gave the endorsement at the Duncan Family Picnic at Smokey Glen Farm in Gaithersburg, a fundraiser that the Duncan campaign says drew 300 attendees. Duncan was the chairman of Delaney’s 2012 campaign for the newly redrawn 6th Congressional seat.
There was "no word" on how much Saturday's campaign event raised, according to The Washington Post.
Duncan served on the Rockville City Council from 1982 to 1987 and was mayor of Rockville from 1987 to 1993.