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Elrich says he is committed to schools and housing. Critics say his capital budget suggests otherwise.; The Montgomery County executive delivered his first State of the County address on Wednesday.

Jan 15, 2020 - Washington Post Blogs

After a contentious first year in office, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich touted his achievements and defended his positions on key issues at a State of the County address Wednesday - the first in Maryland's most populous jurisdiction since 2013.

In a packed room in Silver Spring, Elrich (D) emphasized his administration's focus on racial equity, education, affordable housing and environmental sustainability.

He said Montgomery, which lags behind Fairfax and the District in t...