Rose Krasnow Qualifies for Public Funds in Record Time

Rockville, MD - Rose Krasnow, Democratic candidate for Montgomery County Executive, has officially qualified for public matching funds. She did so in less than 100 days from her campaign kickoff on December 10, 2017.

"I am thrilled to hit and surpass this goal so early in my campaign," Krasnow said. "Since first announcing my intention to run in November, I have received strong encouragement from individuals across Montgomery County. I never expected such an outpouring of financial support so quickly. It is very heartening."

Krasnow qualified faster - by months - than any of her publicly-financed county executive opponents. Krasnow is strongly committed to running a grassroots campaign. By electing to opt for public matching funds, the former three-term mayor of Rockville can only accept contributions ranging from $5 to $150 from individuals. Only contributions from Montgomery County residents are matched with funds from the Public Campaign Finance Program. Contributions from PACs and corporations are prohibited.

"Clearly, my message and my candidacy are resonating with voters across the county. I think what stands out is that I am unique as the only candidate with both executive experience and tremendous knowledge of the county," Krasnow added.

Ms. Krasnow's momentum is taking her towards 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 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, Ms. Krasnow served as Deputy Director of the Montgomery Planning Department at the Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission. She recently left that position to devote full time to her campaign.


Press Contact:
Kris Warner
(301) 424-4141

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