O'Malley Endorses Fosselman
Most High Profile Endorsement in the District 1 Race
Former Governor to Keynote Fundraiser on Saturday, September 16
O’Malley on Fosselman: “A Leader Who Delivers Results”
KENSINGTON, MD – Today, Pete Fosselman, former five-term Mayor of Kensington and Maryland Deputy Secretary of State, announced that he has received the most high profile endorsement to date in the campaign for Montgomery County Council District One: The support of former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley.
“Pete Fosselman is a results-driven leader who has the know-how and experience to accomplish big things for the people of Montgomery County,” said Governor O’Malley. “Throughout his distinguished career in public service, Pete developed a reputation as a consensus builder who knows how to get things done on important issues like economic development, education, smart growth, and a better quality of life for Maryland’s seniors.”
Governor O’Malley plans to keynote a fundraiser for Fosselman on Saturday, September 16 hosted by Jennifer Russel & Joel Michaels of Rockville. The event will be held in honor of Fosselman’s 50th birthday. Those interested in attending can obtain more details by emailing Info@PeteFosselman.com.
“Pete will be an outstanding member of the Montgomery County Council. I strongly support his candidacy,” continued O’Malley.
Pete Fosselman is a Democrat with a track record of delivering for the people of Montgomery County. The people of Kensington elected Pete to five terms as Mayor, a position he held for a decade. During his service as Deputy Secretary of State for Maryland and as a small business owner, he earned a reputation of consensus building, fostering economic growth and finding the commonsense solutions to challenges that impact Montgomery County families. As Mayor, he helped author and usher Kensington’s well thought out Master Plan through the County approval process, with a tempered approach to density and school capacity. He worked closely with the General Assembly to amend the local liquor and zoning laws to be better tools for attracting new businesses. Because of Pete’s leadership, today Kensington has dozens of new business establishments, including five new restaurants.
In 2015 and 2016, Pete’s fellow Mayors chose him to lead them as President of the Maryland Mayors’ Association.