Friday, February 06, 2009

Who's Running in District 4

We have confirmed the following four Democratic candidates who are entering the Special Election in Council District 4.

Former Board of Education President Nancy Navarro
Navarro lost to Don Praisner last year in a tight race. We recommend Dan Reed's interview from a year ago.

Delegate Ben Kramer (D-19)
Kramer's father is former County Executive Sid Kramer. His sister is District 14 Senator Rona Kramer. Ben Kramer has run for County Council twice before. In 1994, he won the Democratic nomination in District 2 and was defeated by Nancy Dacek. In 1998, he finished 7th of 8 candidates in the Democratic at-large primary.

Former Montgomery County Civic Federation President Cary Lamari
Lamari considered running last year but dropped out to support Don Praisner.

Former Montgomery County Red Cross Executive Director Chris Paladino
A first-time candidate, Paladino has international disaster relief experience working with the National Red Cross.

Maryland Moment carried the news on Navarro and Kramer. We confirmed the intentions of Lamari and Paladino directly with the candidates themselves.

We will have much more on this race in coming weeks.