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Seven Local Mayors Endorse Al Carr for Delegate
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Kensington, Maryland - Jul 28, 2006
Mayors of seven local communities have endorsed Kensington Councilman Al Carr
for the Maryland House of Delegates.
"I'm delighted and humbled to get the endorsement of these local government
leaders with whom I have worked for the past four years, " said Carr, who is
competing with eight local Democrats for one of three seats representing the 18th
District in Annapolis.
The nonpartisan mayors of Kensington, Garrett Park, Somerset, Gaithersburg,
Takoma Park, Greenbelt and District Heights all gave Carr their stamp of approval,
citing his cooperative efforts in addressing local problems of traffic congestion,
public safety, tax fairness and utility reform, and his leadership and effectiveness
working within the Maryland Municipal League and in Annapolis.
"I have worked with Al Carr for several years through the Maryland Municipal
League. Al has demonstrated his leadership on a number of important issues
including energy, transportation and tax fairness. He understands the legislative
process and would be a great addition to Montgomery County's delegation in
Annapolis, " said Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz.
Kensington Mayor Pete Fosselman cited Carr's leadership and fairness. "I
know Al Carr both personally and professionally. He is a go-getter and a hard
worker, with a sharp sense of leadership. Al listens to all and is fair to all, and has
given our community outstanding service as a Town Council Member."
"I am pleased to offer my strong endorsement to Al Carr," said Walter Behr,
Mayor of Somerset in Chevy Chase. "Al is a leader and a rising star in
Montgomery County. He has demonstrated a keen understanding of the issues
important to citizens, including traffic congestion, public safety, mansionization,
energy and taxation. I especially appreciate Al's leadership in getting Pepco to be
more responsive to citizen concerns."
Carolyn Shawaker, Mayor of Garrett Park and retired Montgomery County
teacher, lauded Carr's work ethic and dedication to public education. "I was
impressed with Al's thorough preparation for testifying on local bills in Annapolis,
and by how effectively he worked to gain support for the bills from other
jurisdictions around the state...Al has a passionate interest in supporting and
improving his community. He understands the immense value of education and its
importance to the development of every student as well as the contribution that
education makes to the community and the nation. I have retired after forty years
of teaching at Walt Whitman High School, and am pleased to see that young
leaders like Al are coming forward to serve their community and state."
Judith "J" Davis, Mayor of the City of Greenbelt and also a retired teacher,
noted Carr's "dedication, persistence, and ability to build coalitions, which enabled
him to go head to head with Pepco in Annapolis on utility reforms. His work will
benefit the entire state of Maryland. One person can make a difference, and Al
Carr proved it!"
Added James Walls, Mayor District Heights: "Al doesn't mind taking on the hard
fights. He cares, and it shows!"
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