Tuesday, October 9, 2012

GAMBLING UPDATE: Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett & Educators to Urge "Vote For" Question 7 Today

Maryland's gambling expansion boosters are holding a press conference this afternoon in Montgomery County. Executive Ike Leggett will be appearing with Delegate Bonnie Cullison and various educators to urge a "vote for" Question 7 (details below):
Press Release


ROCKVILLE (Oct. 8, 2012) – The ‘Vote for 7’ campaign for Maryland Jobs and Schools announced it will hold a press conference tomorrow, October 9th at 4:00 p.m. with Montgomery County educators, legislators and business leaders on the benefits of Question 7 to Maryland schools.  According to the Department of Legislative Services, passage of Question 7 will deliver hundreds of millions of dollars in new revenue to the Education Trust Fund.

Since its creation, the Education Trust Fund has already taken in $184 Million from gaming in Maryland. Through the addition of a new resort casino in Prince George’s County and adding table games like blackjack and poker to existing Maryland casinos, Question 7 would significantly increase the amount of money coming into the Education Trust Fund to help Maryland schools and Maryland children.

WHAT: Press conference on the benefits of Question 7 to Maryland schools

  • Isiah Leggett, Montgomery County Executive
  • Bonnie L. Cullison, Maryland State Delegate, District 19, Montgomery County and former President, Montgomery County Education Association
  • Larry Edmonds, Vice President for Legislation, The Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations
  • Dr. Stewart L. Edelstein, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University System of Maryland and Executive Director, The Universities at Shady Grove
  • Andrea Jolly, Executive Director, Rockville Chamber of Commerce

WHEN: Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: University of Maryland at Shady Grove, Building 2, room 1042, Rockville, MD

To learn more about ‘Vote for 7’ and the effort to bring jobs and revenue back to Maryland, visit www.voteforseven.com or click here to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.

Paid for by FOR Maryland Jobs & Schools, Inc., Tim O'Brien, Treasurer.


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