October 10, 2018

Leggett Legacy Forward Event

County Executive Ike Leggett will complete his term and leave elected office on December 3 after serving as County Executive for the past 12 years. Enjoy this video that overviews Leggett’s nearly 40 years as a Montgomery County public servant. The video premiered at a special event that celebrated Leggett and his wife Catherine Leggett. The event was held at The Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda on Sept. 23.

Leggett is the first African American elected to the Montgomery County Council and to hold the office of county executive. Prior to his three terms in the executive position, he served 16 years as an at-large county council member.

He served as professor of law at his alma mater, Howard University Law School from 1975 to 2006, and as assistant dean of the law school from 1979 to 1986. He is a decorated military veteran, having served as a captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam conflict. After service, he became an administrative aide for Congressman Parren Mitchell (MD 7th congressional district), worked as a Social Security Administration claims examiner, and served as staff attorney for the Department of the Navy. In 1977, he was selected as a White House Fellow under President Jimmy Carter.

The full Leggett Legacy Forward event can be viewed here.

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  1. In Olney, we remember Mr. Leggett main for his proliferation of speed cameras and his failure to maintain the infrastructure. Getting a crosswalk repainted takes three months and getting a street light fixed takes one to four months.

  2. It has been such a pleasure Mr. Leggett. I wish you "the best".

  3. Ike, you'll truly be missed! We citizens of Montgomery County are losing a treasure in you as our County Executive. All that you've done over the past twelve years, prove that you love this county and ALL of us citizens. -Be well my friend

  4. The "Mumbler" Ike Leggett presides
    over an Unconstitutional Housing
    Code Dept whose goal is the removal
    of blue-collar residents from the
    secret luxury zone of B-CC and
    Potomac. A yes-man for discriminatory Jewish property
    owners, who own expensive foreign


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