Former Montgomery County Executive Duncan ready for politics again
Former Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan is ready to get back into politics.
Duncan, who served as executive from 1994-2006, told NewsChannel 8 “I’m looking at running again for something.” The former Rockville Mayor said he’s considering a run for his old job and state Comptroller, among others.
Current Executive Ike Leggett insists he will not seek re-election when his second term expires in 2014.
Reports have swirled for weeks that Duncan was conducting a poll to determine whether he remains politically viable. It’s clear he relishes a comeback. “There’s not a lot of vision out there,” he told NewsChannel 8.
Duncan has been out of politics since 2006, when he abandoned a bid for governor to seek treatment for depression.
Center Maryland columnist Josh Kurtz said Duncan “could be formidable” in a race for executive. He said Duncan’s tenure “looks better with time” and “contrasts nicely with Leggett,” who’s had to battle a prolonged economic downturn. David Moon, who blogs at MarylandJuice, said "I would be very surprised to see Montgomery County voters looking to the past in 2014."
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