Rice Announces Run for Reelection to District 2 Council Seat

Germantown Democrat said council changes will create opportunities for upcounty residents


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Montgomery County Council member Craig Rice

DOUGLAS TALLMAN (FILE PHOTO)

Montgomery County Council member Craig Rice on Friday announced that he’ll seek to reclaim his seat in 2018, putting an end to speculation that he might enter the race for county executive.

In a video posted online, Rice noted that three at-large council members will be leaving the panel in the coming year, and the changeover presents an opportunity for the upcounty area that he represents.

“The ability to have a person like myself with experience and passion at the district level coupled with others in at-large seats would do so much for the place I call home,” he said.

Rice, who was first elected to his District 2 seat in 2010, stressed his work to build strong relationships with the Montgomery County school board, expand access to early childhood education and reduce class sizes. During his time on the council, he has also focused on strengthening services to provide the county’s most vulnerable residents with food, clothing and housing, he said.

Rice said many people urged him to vie for the post being vacated by County Executive Ike Leggett next year.

“It is truly amazing to see so many people who have come out and told me that they want to see me as the next executive for Montgomery County,” Rice said.

The Democrat from Germantown acknowledged that his decision not to launch an executive campaign will disappoint some people. But he said he looks forward to tackling new issues and bringing his institutional knowledge to the council over the next four years.

“I want to ensure that Montgomery County continues to be one of the best places to live, work and play,” he said.

Democrat Tony Puca and Republicans Ed Amatetti and Tom Ferleman have also filed to run for the District 2 seat.

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