- The Washington Post says "The county would be better served by Cheryl C. Kagan ..."
- Endorsed by the Firefighters and Police as "strong on public safety issues."
- Endorsed by the Sierra Club for my "proven track record" on the environment!
- Endorsed by SEIU as "a strong voice... committed to issues important to working families."
- Endorsed by the B-CC Chamber of Commerce PAC as a business-friendly candidate.
- Endorsed as the "better advocate for the environment" by MD League of Conservation Voters.
- Endorsed by MC NOW for my commitment to "promoting women’s equality."
- Endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland as the "real leader" in District 17.
- Endorsed by CASA in Action as a "courageous and effective" advocate for these difficult times.
Kagan would be a leader for District 17Published: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 7:00 am By: Jeanne Ellinport Source: Gazette.net
It's become increasingly obvious that, far from being competing goals, a healthy environment and a healthy economy go hand-in-hand. As a native New Orleanian, I see firsthand that the same oil that threatened fragile ecosystems along the Gulf Coast also ruined its fishing and tourism industries; conversely, a clean and self-sustaining community is attractive to business and tourism.
Wise public officials recognize this connection and pursue policies that promote both ends of the equation. Cheryl Kagan has made the environmental and economic issue of Smart Growth (developing walkable neighborhoods close to businesses and public transit) a focus of her campaign for State Senate from District 17, which consists of Rockville, Gaithersburg and Garrett Park.
Cheryl doesn't just talk about Smart Growth, she lives it: her campaign headquarters in downtown Rockville is right next to Town Square and an easy walk to the Metro.
Cheryl's support of Smart Growth is just one reason she has been endorsed by both the Maryland League of Conservation Voters and the Maryland Sierra Club. If Montgomery County and Maryland are going to come back from the Great Recession while preserving our environment, we need people in office like Cheryl Kagan to lead the way.
Jeanne Ellinport, Gaithersburg
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