Ethiopian-American Council Endorses Ike Leggett for Reelection

EAC endorses Montgomery County MD County Executive Ike Leggett for reelection. (Courtesy photograph)

Tadias Magazine
News Update

Updated: Monday, March 31st, 2014

New York (TADIAS) — The Ethiopian-American Council (EAC) announced their endorsement of Ike Leggett for reelection as Maryland’s Montgomery County Executive. Mr. Leggett, a Democrat, is running for a third term.

In a statement EAC said the group is throwing “its full support [behind] the re-election of Isiah ‘Ike’ Leggett,” after sending a questionnaire to the incumbent candidate and receiving a reply regarding “issues of importance to Ethiopian-Americans and other immigrants living in Montgomery County.”

“Encouraged by his compelling and thoughtful answers on questions ranging from immigration reform to government internships for students, and after much deliberation, the EAC decided to endorse Mr. Leggett,” the statement added.

EAC said Leggett will be present at a press teleconference this week scheduled to announce the endorsement. “This is an excellent opportunity to introduce [him] to our community and to share with the media where Mr. Leggett stands regarding issues affecting Ethiopian-Americans and other immigrant communities,” EAC noted. “A question and answer period will follow.”

Leggett, who is the first African-American to win a seat on the county council in Montgomery County, Maryland, was initially elected to his current position in 2006 and won reelection in 2010.

Video: Leggett Leads a Delegation to Gonder Ethiopia, Montgomery County’s Sister City (2012)

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