BY LOUIS PECK | PHOTOS BY LIZ LYNCH
Democratic voters will choose from six candidates
for county executive when they go to the polls in
the June 26 primary. And for the ;rst time in 12
years, there won’t be an incumbent on the ballot:
Term limits approved by voters in 2016 prohibited
County Executive Ike Leggett from seeking re-election
(although he probably wasn’t going to run anyway).
The politics of the candidates—County
Councilmembers Roger Berliner, Marc Elrich and
George Leventhal; state Del. Bill Frick; former
Rockville Mayor Rose Krasnow; and businessman
David Blair—range from liberal to very liberal (with
Elrich occupying the far left, à la Bernie Sanders). But
there are differences in the candidates’ positions on
some issues (especially economic development), and
in their experience and temperament.
Bethesda Magazine contributing editor Louis Peck
recently conducted in-depth interviews with the
candidates, exploring their views on and approaches
to a wide range of issues facing the county.
Extended versions of the interviews appear in the
Voters Guide at BethesdaMagazine.com.
Clockwise from opposite
page, top left: Roger
Berliner, David Blair,
Marc Elrich, George
Krasnow and Bill Frick