Rose Krasnow Endorsed by Montgomery County Retired Teachers

Rockville, MD – Rose Krasnow, Democratic candidate for Montgomery County Executive, has been endorsed by the Montgomery County Public Schools Retirees Association (MCPSRA).

LeeAnn Kaye, MCPSRA Political Action Chair, said "The Montgomery County Public Schools Retirees Association (MCPSRA) is pleased to inform you that we are recommending you to our membership as a candidate for whom to vote in the Primary Election this June. Your ideas, thoughtful responses and past work give us the confidence that you will be a terrific representative of the people of our organization and of Montgomery County. Once again you have taken on this challenging responsibility and are to be commended. Thank you for participating and we look forward to working with you when you have been elected."

"This endorsement is a very powerful statement and holds a great deal of meaning for me. Education, and particularly Montgomery County Public Schools, is first among equals in my priorities," Krasnow said. "To receive the backing of our most experienced teachers at a time when education dollars are under assault, and when the new County Executive will be challenged to find creative ways to fully fund all the county's priorities, is a great vote of confidence," she went on.

"I look forward to working with MCPSRA and all other educational groups throughout the campaign and beyond," Krasnow concluded.

Rose Krasnow's campaign is gaining momentum as it advances toward the Democratic primary on June 26, when many state and local offices will be contested. The general election is November 6. 

Before serving as mayor of Rockville, Krasnow worked for four years as a government bond trader for Oppenheimer & Co. on Wall Street and was a Smart Growth Policy Analyst with the National Governors Association. Most recently, she served for nearly 14 years as Deputy Director of the Montgomery Planning Department at the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, leading planning, interagency and public outreach efforts. She recently left that position to devote her expertise and energy full time to her campaign.

About the Montgomery County Public Schools Retirees Association
MCPSRA serves as a voice for school system retirees with local, state, and national legislatures. They also provide annual scholarships to support staff development opportunities for outstanding MCPS personnel. MCPSRA supports MCPS students through activities such as the "gently used" books project, the educational toolkits project, and alternative school programs.


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Authorized by: Friends of Rose Krasnow, Glennon Harrison, Treasurer, Marye Wells-Harley, Chair