Friday, March 20, 2009

Apartment & Office Building Association Endorses Kramer

From the Apartment and Office Building Association (AOBA) of Metropolitan Washington's website.

AOBA Endorses Kramer for Montgomery County Council Seat

Montgomery County Councilmember Donald Praisner (D – District 4), elected last May to the County Council seat left vacant by the death of his wife, Marilyn, passed away on Jan.30, 2009. To fill this position, the Montgomery County Council recently voted to hold special primaries on Tuesday, April 21, and a special general election on Tuesday, May 19. The Council is required to hold a special election to fill any Council seat vacated more than a year before the next election. The Councilmember who is elected at the special election will serve for the remainder of Praisner’s term.

AOBA members have decided to endorse State Delegate Ben Kramer (D - District 19) in his bid for the seat. Delegate Kramer is a long- time AOBA ally who represents a strong voice for the real estate and business communities. Kramer’s support and strong leadership have been instrumental in the defeat of several high profile bills threatening to erode property rights and adopt inequitable tax proposals.