Community Vision for Takoma (CVT) is endorsing Marc Elrich for County Executive. The decision was made by a vote of CVT organizers after considering the record, the candidates, and the CVT questionnaire responses.
Marc has done an exceptional job as the County Executive, steering Montgomery County through the pandemic and managing the County’s budget during a national crisis. Despite these challenging times, he has already taken numerous effective actions to address the climate emergency, the need for more affordable housing, and the legacy of structural racism.
Marc is already at work on preserving, improving, and growing our affordable housing stock for people with low and moderate incomes. He has proven his dedication to supporting working people, local businesses, and unions. He has proven his dedication to reducing our use of fossil fuels and our greenhouse gas emissions, and ensuring that racial justice is part of our climate response. He is a champion of the agricultural reserve, opposes beltway widening, and has been a leader for decades on ecosystem protection.
Marc’s experiences as a local public school teacher, a TPSS Co-op Board member, a tenant organizer, a Takoma Park City Councilmember, and a County Councilmember, give him a particularly broad and deep understanding of the needs in our County, and how to address them. Marc’s responses to our questionnaire document how his accomplishments and plans on climate resilience, transportation, housing, and racial equity, make him by far the best candidate for County Executive.
Community Vision for Takoma is an informal network of more than 1,000 Takoma Park residents and nearby neighbors.