Friday, August 13, 2010

Mike Knapp Endorses Nancy King

Outgoing County Council Member Mike Knapp, whose upcounty district significantly overlaps with state legislative district 39, has endorsed Senator Nancy King. Following is King's press release.


For Immediate Release:
August 12, 2010


Montgomery Village, Maryland – Citing Nancy King’s strong record of focusing on local quality of life, Montgomery County Councilman Mike Knapp today endorsed her campaign for the State Senate.

“Nancy King makes a difference for her friends and neighbors in Montgomery County,” said Councilman Knapp. “As a local official, I can count on Nancy to go to work on the County’s behalf in Annapolis. She fights for our fair share of school construction dollars and brings back hundreds of thousands of dollars for local projects that improve our quality of life.”

This term, Nancy King helped secure $100 million for local school construction projects. Since joining the Senate in 2007, she secured $850,000 for local projects, including the Cinnamon Woods Environmental and Safety Lighting Upgrade, RCI Group Home Renovations, the Montgomery Village Martin Roy Park Pavilion, the Lake Whetstone Hillside Stabilization, the Gaithersburg Upcounty Senior Center, the Northgate Homes Lighting Upgrade, and the Plum Gar Neighborhood Recreation Center.

“I work with civic leaders and local officials to identify our community’s priorities, and I bring back the state resources we need to fulfill those needs,” said Senator King. “Working together, we have accomplished a great deal for the communities of the 39th district.”

Nancy King has been endorsed by state and local leaders, including Governor Martin O’Malley, Montgomery County Executive Isaiah Leggett, School Board President Patricia O’Neill, State’s Attorney John McCarthy and Sheriff Ray Kight. She has earned support from leading advocacy groups, including the Montgomery County Education Association, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 35, International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1664, Maryland / DC AFL-CIO, NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland and Equality Maryland.

She serves District 39, which includes all or parts of the communities of Montgomery Village, Hadley Farms, Washington Grove, Flower Hill, Germantown, North Potomac, Darnestown, and Derwood.

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