Montgomery County Green Democrats informed candidates of their endorsements on Saturday.
Following are the endorsements released by Green Democrats leader Joan Jacobs. All endorsements are for the Democratic Primary Election to be held June 24.
Maryland General Assembly:
For Senate, Karen Montgomery
For Delegate, Eric Luedtke
For Delegate, Aruna Miller and Bennett Rushkoff
For Senate, Hugh Hill
For Delegate, Hrant Jamgochian and Marc Korman
For Senate, Cheryl Kagan
For Delegate, Kumar Barve
For Delegate, Jeff Waldstreicher
For Delegate, Paul Bardack and Charlotte Crutchfield
For Delegate, Will Smith
Note: As you can see, the Green Democrats did not endorse for every office up for election in the General Assembly, and did not favor incumbents, as many endorsing organizations do. The Green Democrats did not make any General Assembly endorsement for District 39, where all four incumbents are running unopposed in the primary.
Montgomery County Executive:
Montgomery County Council:
Dist. 1, Roger Berliner
Dist. 3, Ryan Spiegel
Dist. 5, Tom Hucker
At Large, Marc Elrich
At Large, Beth Daly
Note: Whether it should be considered a rebuke to the present county government, or not, I cannot say. The Green Democrats did not endorse the incumbent county executive, and endorsed only 2 incumbent council members. The Green Democrats passed up the opportunity to endorse in District 2 and District 4, and endorsed only two at-large candidates for four at-large seats. The two incumbent council members endorsed are Marc Elrich and Roger Berliner.
In my opinion, when an organization endorses selectively, and does not automatically endorse incumbents, it may give the endorsements more weight.
— John Hayden