Monday, April 19, 2010

Development Consultant: Electing Wagner "Important to Our Businesses"

MPW intercepted another email from development consultant James Soltesz, President/CEO of planning and engineering firm Loiederman Soltesz Associates, urging people in the business community to support challenger Becky Wagner for an at-large County Council seat. This is the second email that MPW has received from Soltesz, who has previously arranged small meetings between Wagner and business people. Following is the latest email.

From: Lee Alexander [] On Behalf Of Jim Soltesz, P.E.
Sent: Monday, March 22, 2010 3:00 PM
Cc:; Jim Soltesz, P.E.
Subject: Becky Wagner - Candidate At-Large

I am contacting you to request your support for Becky Wagner’s candidacy for an At-Large seat in the Montgomery County Council election this fall. Over the past three months, numerous business leaders have had an opportunity to meet with Becky and discuss her vision for the future for Montgomery County. As the Executive Director of the progressive non-profit, Interfaith Works, which she has effectively and efficiently operated for more than ten years, Becky brings a pragmatic approach to the serious issues faced by our county and its residents. She is getting a resounding positive reception from individuals within our business community who understand the need for job growth and fairness regarding economic issues that have plagued all of us over the past two years.

Becky’s web site is Please, if you could assist her with her campaign in the form of financial contribution as well as possibly introduce her to other friends and associates; it would benefit all of us who do work here in Montgomery County. Donations can be made online at or sent/made payable to “Friends of Becky Wagner” and mailed to 119 Forest Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20850.

If you have any questions, feel free to call me. If you would like to meet with Becky please let me know, I’d be happy to help arrange such a meeting.

Please, this is important to the future of our businesses.

Thank you,


James A. Soltesz, PE
President and CEO
Loiederman Soltesz Associates, Inc.
2 Research Place, Rockville, MD 20850
301.948.2750 fax 301.948.6321