Previous Montgomery County Executives

  • Isiah Leggett

    Isiah Leggett was elected to a four-year term as Montgomery County Executive in 2006. He is the first African American to be elected to this public office. He was overwhelmingly reelected in 2010 and 2014. >> Read More

  • Douglas M. Duncan
    Douglas M. Duncan

    Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan served three terms as County Executive. He got his start in politics at an early age, going door-to-door with his mother during John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign and was the only one of 13 children to follow in his mother’s Democratic-activist footsteps.  >> Read More

  • Neal Potter

    Neal Potter was elected as the fourth County Executive for Montgomery County on November 6, 1990, and was sworn in on December 3, 1990.  Born on March 22, 1915, in Arlington Virginia, he was raised on a farm in Chevy Chase, Maryland.  >> Read More

  • Sidney Kramer

    Sidney Kramer was elected as the third County Executive for Montgomery County on November 4, 1986 and was sworn-in on December 1, 1986.  He was born July 8, 1925 in Washington, D.C. and attended public schools there.  >> Read More

  • Charles W. Gilchrist

    A long-time resident of Montgomery County, Charles Gilchrist was the second County Executive in the County's history.  He ran the affairs of a County equal to 6 of the 50 states in size (600,000 population at the time), with an operating budget of almost $1 billion and nearly 20,000 employees.  >> Read More‚Äč

  • James P. Gleason

    In 1970, Gleason, a Republican, was elected as the first Montgomery County Executive in an overwhelmingly Democratic county.  James P. Gleason was born in 1921 and received a law degree from Georgetown University in 1950.  >> Read More