Democratic candidates for Montgomery executive face off in final debate

SentinelIt’s coming to you in a live-stream as the Montgomery County Sentinel sponsors a groundbreaking event with all three Democratic candidates for Montgomery County Executive at Temple Beth Ami Wednesday April 30th at 7 p.m.

Moderated by Managing Editor, Brian Karem, The Montgomery County Sentinel will host a debate that will be lived-streamed on The Montgomery Sentinel’s newly improved website.

“This debate is a part of what we do as the news leader in Montgomery County,” said Sentinel owner Lynn Kapiloff. “We’ve been part of this community for 160 years and our desire is to be here another 160 years providing the best in local news, entertainment and sports.”

The Sentinel, named the Maryland-Delaware-District of Columbia’s “Best Newspaper” in its class last year will hold the debate in conjunction with Temple Beth Ami 114330 Travilah rd., Rockville MD 20850.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. and a local high school jazz band will provide entertainment during a meet and greet for candidates and their supports until 7 p.m.

The debate will follow a traditional debate format. Questions will be posed by the moderator with time allowed for answers and rebuttal.

General and location information:

What: Montgomery County Executive Democratic Candidate Debate, with County Executive Ike Leggett, former County Executive Doug Duncan, and County Councilmember Phil Andrews participating

Where: Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Rd, Rockville, MD 20850

When: Wednesday April 30, 6 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m. – doors open

6:30 p.m – 7 p.m. Meet and greet.

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Traditional debate.

9:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. – Closing remarks.

Program: This will be a traditional debate where the moderator will be the only person able to ask questions during the timed program. The candidates will be given rebuttal and response time for each question asked. Each candidate also will be provided with the opportunity to deliver an opening and closing statement. A five minute video-highlight of the candidates will be presented prior to the debate.

Attendees: The program is open to everyone.

About The Author

Len Lazarick

Len Lazarick was the founding editor and publisher of and is currently the president of its nonprofit corporation and chairman of its board He was formerly the State House bureau chief of the daily Baltimore Examiner from its start in April 2006 to its demise in February 2009. He was a copy editor on the national desk of the Washington Post for eight years before that, and has spent decades covering Maryland politics and government.

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