Sunday, November 21, 2010

Royce Hanson for County Executive, 1978

Legendary Planning Board Chairman Royce Hanson ran for Congress twice in the 1960s, for County Executive in 1978 and for County Council this year. He lost all four times. But Hanson's legacy to the county in setting its planning procedures, creating the Agricultural Reserve and steadily pushing MoCo towards smart growth far exceeds that of all but a handful of elected officials. Here is some literature from his County Executive campaign. Note his team (which included Council Members Neal Potter, Esther Gelman and Mike Gudis), his cookie recipe and the press release announcing the hire of student activist Jon Gerson (yes, that Jon Gerson) as his youth coordinator!