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Leggett Legacy Forward Event


County Executive Ike Leggett will complete his term and leave elected office on December 3 after serving as County Executive for the past 12 years. Enjoy this video that overviews Leggett’s nearly 40 years as a Montgomery County public servant. The video premiered at a special event that celebrated Leggett and his wife Catherine Leggett. The event was held at The Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda on Sept. 23. 

Leggett is the first African American elected to the Montgomery County Council and to hold the office of county executive. Prior to his three terms in the executive position, he served 16 years as an at-large county council member. 

Source: Public Information Office, Montgomery County 

Hundreds of Montgomery County political, business and community leaders celebrated on Sept. 23 the Leggett Legacy Forward event at Strathmore Hall in North Bethesda. The celebration honored the county's first African-American county executive and served as a fundraiser for the Catherine and Isiah “Ike” Leggett Scholarship to aid students at Montgomery College and the Universities of Maryland at Shady Grove. Leggett reportedly said he and his wife have received funding commitments of almost $1 million. (Courtesy Photo)

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Public Pursuits: Montgomery County Who's Who
U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)
Cong. Jamie Raskin (D-8th Dist.)
Cong. Anthony Brown (D-4th Dist)
Brian Frosh, Maryland Attorney General
Pamela Queen, Md. Delegate (D-Dist. 14)
Al Carr, Md. Delegate (D-Dist. 18)
Jheanelle Wilkins, Md. Delegate (D-Dist. 20)
Isiah Leggett, County Executive (D)
Hans Riemer, Pres., County Council (D-At-Large)
Nancy Floreen, County Council (D-At-Large)
Marc Elrich, Councilmember (D-At-Large)
Roger Berliner, Councilmember (D-Dist. 1)
Craig Rice, Councilmember (D-Dist. 2)
Sidney Katz, Councilmember (Dist. 3)
Nancy Navarro, Councilmember (D-Dist. 4)
Tom Hucker, Councilmember (D-Dist. 5)
Julian Norment, African-American Liaison
Claudia Canales, Latino Liaison
Diane Vy Nguyen-Vu, Asian Liaison
Josephine Garnem, African Liaison
Mimi Hassaneim, Middle Eastern Liaison
Joanne Antoine, Caribbean Liaison
Daniel Koroma, Business Liaison
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