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New Montgomery County Legislature conducts first business

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Montgomery County’s brand new Legislature on Wednesday chose as its chairman the one member with past county leadership experience. Shortly after the new government was sworn in, District 2 Legislator Thomas Quackenbush, a Democrat, was installed as chairman by a 5-4 vote. District 7 Legislator Barbara Wheeler was chosen as deputy chairwoman. Until Wednesday, the county was run by a board of 15 town and city ward supervisors. In the last election, many of those ...


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grant18
January 3, 2014
10:02 a.m.

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It's interesting to see how long the new Chairman's adherence to the Democratic party lasted - just until he could make a better deal for himself by voting with the minority Republicans. So now the Democrats are a fractured majority with a man at their head who seems to believe "Ego is more important than teamwork"! It's no wonder to me (and I thank heaven) that he's not a State Senator.

grant18
January 3, 2014
10:04 a.m.

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oops, I meant State Assemblyman.

grant18
January 3, 2014
10:23 a.m.

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Sorry, but one more comment on the Chairman's loyalty to his new party. He appointed members of his old party to chair the two most important committees - finance & personnel.

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