Incumbent Ike Leggett Nets Nomination For Montgomery County Executive | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Incumbent Ike Leggett Nets Nomination For Montgomery County Executive

Play associated audio
The 68-year-old Ike Leggett convincingly defeated Doug Duncan and Phil Andrews in Tuesday's primary.
Matt Bush/WAMU
The 68-year-old Ike Leggett convincingly defeated Doug Duncan and Phil Andrews in Tuesday's primary.

In the Democratic primary for Montgomery County executive, two-term incumbent Ike Leggett is the winner.

To chants of "We Like Ike," the county executive in his usual soft-spoken manner thanked his supporters for a shot at a third term.

"For all the work that you put in. For your confidence in me. For what you know what we will do for the future. I can say to you, the best is yet to come," Leggett said.

The 68-year-old Leggett convincingly defeated Doug Duncan and Phil Andrews, and will face Republican nominee James Shalleck in November as a big favorite. It's been nearly 40 years since a Republican was elected Montgomery County executive. Among the challenges awaiting the winner: completing the long-delayed Silver Spring Transit Center, a concrete eyesore years behind schedule and millions over budget.

NPR

Simmering Online Debate Shows Emoji Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

A report from a local Philadelphia TV station is re-igniting a debate and getting people all up in arms. (Or should we say, up in hands?)
NPR

Syracuse Researchers Melt Rock, Grill A Steak Over Magma

Researchers at the university built a furnace that can melt rock, then had a cookout. Chefs placed a ribeye on a grill over the 2,100-degree magma. Seconds later, a very charred, medium rare steak.
NPR

Cantor To Step Down This Month To Make Room For Successor

After relinquishing his majority leader post, Cantor, who was defeated in a stunning June primary upset, says he wants to make room for his successor to take over his Virginia seat in November.
NPR

Simmering Online Debate Shows Emoji Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

A report from a local Philadelphia TV station is re-igniting a debate and getting people all up in arms. (Or should we say, up in hands?)

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.