Monday, October 1, 2012

Doug Duncan Endorses Fred Evans for MoCo School Board // Signs of a Political Return from the Former County Executive?

Tonight, former Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan endorsed former principal Fred Evans for MoCo school board (aka Board of Education District 2). Evans is running against local political activist Rebecca Smondrowski. This development is the second time this year that Duncan has come out of hiding to make a political endorsement. Notably, he supported John Delaney in last April's 6th District Congressional Primary. Is Doug Duncan trying to make a political comeback?

Read the email announcement from Doug Duncan below:

Dear Friends,

Let me explain why I strongly support Fred Evans for the Montgomery County Board of Education.

I've known Fred for over 25 years. We first met when I was a Rockville City Councilman and he was an Assistant Principal at Rockville High School, where my sister was a student. We instantly connected with one another as we discussed education, politics, and sports.  Fred has the experience, dedication and leadership you hope to find in every teacher and principal. I have always relied on him.

It is important that we have individuals with Fred’s experience and knowledge on the Board of Education. With an annual budget of over $2.3 billion, we must choose someone who truly understands the resources needed by our teachers, students, parents, and community members. We must choose someone who can look at an award winning school system and strive to make it even better.

Fred is the clear choice because, for this job,
there can be no learning curve.

Fred’s three priorities to make our strong school system better are:
  • Close the existing achievement gap among our students.
  • Hold a series of "Educate the Board of Education" forums to provide the community an opportunity to express what works and what needs to be improved in MCPS.
  • Conduct a comprehensive study of the MCPS budget to determine which programs work, which can be improved and which should be eliminated.

To learn more about Fred visit or email


Doug Duncan

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