Monday, January 11, 2016
Leggett nominates Howard Denis for WSSC appointment
Since then, the Republican has worked on Capitol Hill, and is currently Senior Counsel to the United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He is also an alternate member on the National Capital Planning Commission.
A liberal Republican, Denis was swept out in an election year dominated by anger over the Iraq war, and the presidency of George W. Bush. He has been a longtime resident of Friendship Heights.
Denis will be interviewed by the County Council on Tuesday, January 12, at 9:45 AM.
To get a sense of just how long some of the councilmembers have been in office, several interviewing him from the dais tomorrow served alongside him. Former Maryland state delegate Robin Ficker is gathering signatures for a ballot initiative to limit County Councilmembers to three terms. If the petition effort is successful, and voters approve the measure, four sitting members of the Council would be forced to step down in 2018.
Local restaurateur Roberto Pietrobono (Olazzo, Gringos & Mariachis) says he is supporting the term limit initiative, due to the Council's stonewalling defense of the County Government's liquor monopoly.