Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce Endorses Kramer

Following is their press release.


B-CC Chamber PAC Supports Ben Kramer for Montgomery County Council’s 4th District

Bethesda, Maryland – March 23, 2009 – The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber Political Action Committee (B-CC Chamber PAC) today announced its endorsement of Ben Kramer for the Montgomery County Council, representing District 4. The B-CC Chamber PAC represents the political interests of the business community in Bethesda, Friendship Heights, Chevy Chase, North Bethesda, Montgomery Mall/Wildwood and Rock Spring. Prior to making its decision to endorse Kramer, the PAC distributed questionnaires to each of the candidates and reviewed each of the candidates’ priorities in relation to the Chamber’s legislative agenda.

“It’s an important election for the business community as economic development, transportation and the economy are issues of primary importance to the continued success of the County,” says B-CC Chamber PAC Chairman John P. Chaplin. “We are confident that Mr. Kramer will provide strong leadership and will listen to all sides of every issue that comes before the County Council in the months and years ahead. He realizes the importance of a strong government that supports economic development as one of the County’s top priorities. He also realizes the need to maintain a more stable tax and regulatory climate that will help local entrepreneurs thrive.”

Chaplin adds, “This is especially important in Bethesda-Chevy Chase, the county’s economic engine. We’ve selected a candidate who has first-hand experience in running a small business and understands the challenges businesses face every day. He has already proven his understanding of business issues and has demonstrated the ability and willingness to see business as part of, and partner with, the community through his public service in Annapolis. We believe that Ben Kramer will make an excellent member of the County Council.”

Media Contact:
John Chaplin, 301-683-5473
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