David Blair Launches Campaign for Montgomery County Executive
Per a press release sent out by his campaign:
Local businessman and philanthropist David Blair, today announced his campaign for Montgomery County Executive. In a video to supporters, Blair vowed to bring a new vision, collaborative leadership, and financial discipline to tackle the tough challenges we face on equity, inclusion, jobs, health care, education, and other vital issues.
“Our current County Executive took office and failed to address our most pressing issues, and then COVID hit. Since then, we’ve fallen farther and farther behind,” said David Blair. “Montgomery County can and should be doing better.”
In 2018, Blair ran an inspiring campaign for Montgomery County Executive and came just 77 votes short of winning the primary. For the last three years, Blair has continued to support civic and nonprofit organizations throughout Montgomery County to end poverty and homelessness, promote healthy living, empower children with disabilities, and provide quality early childhood education.
Blair, founder of the Council for Advocacy and Policy Solutions (CAPS), also serves as a board member and acts in an advisory capacity to several nonprofits including the Bipartisan Policy Center, a nonprofit organization focused on improving challenges facing the public sector; the Partnership for a Healthier America, a nonprofit committed to working with the private sector to ensure the health of our nation’s youth; the Universities of Shady Grove; and the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.
Blair continued, “We can’t go back to the way things were before COVID. To build back better we need new ideas, a new vision for the county, and the commitment to make it happen. I’ll collaborate with our talented County Council and community leaders to take on our toughest challenges.”
David Blair was born and raised in Montgomery County. He and his wife, Mikel, are raising their six children here.
Blair started his business career in Rockville over 20 years ago. He founded Catalyst Health Solutions, a health care company that provided millions of Americans with more affordable prescription drugs and better access to health care. Catalyst received accolades for the quality of its products and services and the outstanding benefits its employees received under his leadership. Blair retired from Catalyst in 2012 and is dedicated to philanthropy and public service.