The Washington Post has endorsed David Blair for County Executive in Montgomery County. In an opinion piece published this morning by the newspaper’s editorial board, the Post said that “Mr. Blair is right that unless Montgomery steps up its economic development game, improves transportation alternatives and rebalances its affordable housing supply to meet demand, the county’s prospects are anemic,” and “His detailed, proactive plan is the right medicine to revitalize the county. And his smart approach to rising crime — he would both support and reform the police — would be an upgrade on Mr. Elrich, who bungled the hiring of a new police chief.”
While supporting Blair, the post also calls Hans Riemer a “far superior” option than Elrich, saying “We also admire Mr. Riemer, a principled public servant who has challenged many of Mr. Elrich’s wrong-headed and destructive positions, and courageously stood up to bullying by county employee unions whose lavish contracts he sought to moderate.”
The Washington Post previously supported David Blair in 2018 when he ran unsuccessfully against Marc Elrich. You can read the full Washington Post article here.