Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Montgomery County Business PAC Endorses Ben Kramer

Following is their press release.

News from the Montgomery County Business PAC

51 Monroe Street, Suite 1800
Rockville, MD 20855

March 17, 2009

CONTACT: Mark Scott, Board of Directors, MC Business PAC
240-395-0400 or mark@markivbuilders.com

Montgomery County Business PAC Endorses Delegate Ben Kramer in District 4 Primary

Today, the Montgomery County Business Political Action Committee (PAC) announced its endorsement in the Montgomery County Council District 4 special election primary. The primary will be held on April 26th, 2009, to fill the seat left vacant by the death of former Councilman Don Praisner.

The PAC Board reached its decision after participating in candidate interviews and reviewing the candidates’ positions and responses on various business and quality of life issues. Delegate Kramer’s leadership in Annapolis was a key factor in the decision, as was his opposition to unpopular tax proposals that shifted a disproportionate share of the burden for balancing the state’s budget onto Montgomery County residents.

“Ben Kramer has been a consistent voice for small business in Annapolis, and especially in times like these, his fiscal restraint and independence from special interests would be a welcome addition to the Council,” said Mark Scott, a small business owner and member of the PAC Board.

The Montgomery County Business PAC’s mission is to encourage greater focus by Montgomery County officials on the key economic and quality-of-life issues that provide for the betterment of our community; engage more local business leaders in the political process; and improve public understanding of the important role businesses play in the life and prosperity of our community.

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