Elrich has racked up a panoply of other endorsements — many from labor unions and progressive groups — in his bid to win the six-way Democratic primary race, which in liberal Montgomery is tantamount to winning the general election.
But the Apple Ballot is seen as one of the premier endorsements for Montgomery candidates.
Nikki Woodward, chair of the union’s political action and legislative support committee, called Elrich, a former schoolteacher, “the right person to lead our County in the years ahead.” Her statement praised Elrich’s “bold and progressive vision for our schools — schools that are funded adequately and equitably.”
In addition to Elrich, five Democrats, including two other sitting council members, and a Republican are running for county executive. The primary is June 26.