Monday, May 20, 2013
Delaney: 'Doug Duncan’s record speaks for itself and his values and expertise are well-known around our county.'
U.S. Rep. John Delaney on Saturday endorsed Douglas M. Duncan at the former Montgomery County Executive's first major campaign event in his bid to regain his old job. “Doug Duncan’s record speaks for itself and his values and expertise are well-known around our county,” Delaney (D-Dist. 6) of Potomac said in a statement released by Duncan’s campaign. “I know Doug has the long term vision to make our county a great place to work, live, start a business, raise a family, and he has a plan to make Montgomery work.” Duncan, a Democrat, served three terms as county executive from 1994 to 2006. In 2006, he sought the Democratic nomination for governor, before dropping out of the race, citing depression. After a hiatus, Duncan has decided to re-…
Friday, November 30, 2012
A wide-open field is beginning to form, including some familiar names
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
One of Montgomery's dominant political figures set to return to the political stage after six years.
After months of strategizing, Douglas M. Duncan has told supporters he has decided to run for an unprecedented fourth term in Montgomery County's highest political office, marking his return to politics after a six year-hiatus. Duncan, 57, met privately yesterday morning with political advisers and supporters in Gaithersburg to discuss his run for county executive and weigh the results of a recent poll by Harrison Hickman, the pollster for Al Gore and John Edwards' presidential bids. At the end of the meeting, Duncan told attendees that he would be entering the 2014 race, according to an email sent yesterday afternoon to supporters. “I am not seeking to return to the County Executive office simply because it is winnable—I am returning …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Former County Executive Doug Duncan met today with pollster and political advisers, according to CenterMaryland.org.
Will Doug Duncan—Montgomery’s longest-serving county executive—return for a run at an unprecedented fourth term? Duncan's political future came into clearer focus Tuesday after he met with advisers in Gaithersburg to mull the 2014 election, Josh Kurtz writes in CenterMaryland.org. The closed meeting hashed over the results of a new poll “that supposedly showed Duncan handily defeating every other potential Democratic candidate,” according to Kurtz. Speculation has long swirled that Duncan—who served as Montgomery’s executive from 1994 to 2006 before a gubernatorial campaign that ended with him dropping out, citing clinical depression—is primed for a return to county politics. If so, he would be joining a field that already has two …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The former Rockville mayor could be part of a crowded field for comptroller.
Douglas M. Duncan is mulling a comeback. The former Rockville mayor, former Montgomery County Executive and one-time gubernatorial candidate told NewsChannel 8’s Bruce DePuyt that he is considering a bid for state Comptroller or for a return as county executive. Get daily and breaking news email updates from Rockville Patch by signing up for newsletters here. Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot is expected to run for governor in 2014, a prospect discussed in this piece in The Washington Times in September. County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) said last year that he would not seek re-election to the post that Duncan held for three terms. Maryland Juice reported rumors in January that Duncan was considering a run for comptroller. The blog noted …
Friday, June 17, 2011
A new Maryland transportation group joined its Virginia counterpart to identify the region's priorities.
The Corridor Cities Transitway, the Purple Line and bus rapid transit are the top transportation priorities for the Washington metropolitan region, according to results of a survey of transportation experts released Thursday. But experts surveyed list only one of those priorities—bus rapid transit—in the top three on a list of “game-changing” transportation investments that would have the greatest impact on the region in the next 20 years. Experts said that Metro improvements—particularly system maintenance, “would make the greatest difference in the next 20 years,” according to a report on the survey conducted by “The 2030 Group,” a partnership of the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance and the Suburban Maryland Transportation …