Baker, Leggett, Ulman endorse Rawlings-Blake
County executives from Howard, Montgomery and Prince George's County this morning endorsed Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's campaign to retain her office.
Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker praised Rawlings-Blake's father, the late Del. Howard P. Rawlings, as one of the "best mentors I ever had."
"He allowed me to sit in his office and watch him exercise power in the way it should be used-- for the greater good," said Baker at a press conference on Federal Hill.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman said he was proud to have joined Rawlings-Blake in successfully lobbying the General Assembly for tougher gun control laws. He also touted
a regional broadband initiative announced early this week.
Montgomery County Isiah "Ike" Leggett noted that the four leaders represent about one half of the state's residents. He described Rawlings-Blake as a "very competent" leader and "the person needed for this time."
Reading from prepared remarks, Rawlings-Blake ticked off achievements in education, ethics reform and balancing the city's budget.
"You can count on me to work closely with you on our shared interests," she said to the three executives.