As Seventh State blog pointed out today, Marc Elrich was much expected to earn the endorsement of the Sierra Club. Instead, the progressive group bestowed upon Berliner its progressive blessing.
While the four endorsed at-large County Council candidates are more than worthy of the honor, Bill Conway should have been added to the list, especially given his (and Mrs. Conway) decades-long activism to protect Montgomery County’s agricultural reserve. Not including Conway among the list of endorsees appears somewhat shortsighted.
A Miner Detail shares the Sierra Club’s press release.
Sierra Club endorses Berliner for County Executive; and several outstanding candidates for County Council
ROCKVILLE, MD – The Sierra Club, representing 6000 members across Montgomery County, announced today that it is endorsing Roger Berliner for County Executive and several outstanding candidates for the County Council.
Those endorsed for the four At-large Council seats are Evan Glass, Will Jawando, Danielle Meitiv, and Hans Riemer. In addition, Sierra Club is endorsing Ben Shnider for District 3; Nancy Navarro for District 4; and Tom Hucker for District 5.
With all the open seats in this election, 2018 provides a historic opportunity to elect a county government committed to forging significant and measurable solutions to addressing climate change through a variety of new and enhanced programs and policies.
Dave Sears, chair of the Montgomery County group of Sierra Club said, “We are excited about the prospects of our endorsed candidates focusing their skills, experience, and knowledge on making our county a national model for how local governments address the climate emergency facing our planet.”
Contact: Michal Freedman – 301-770-0825; or Tina Slater – 301-585-5038