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By Aaron Kraut

Thursday - 5/8/2014, 9:20am  ET

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Leggett Gets Apple Ballot Backing – County Executive Isiah Leggett got the backing of the Montgomery County Education Association after the group voted on Wednesday to support the two-term incumbent. “…Ike’s commitment during very difficult budget years has made a real difference in maintaining the quality of our schools,” MCEA President Doug Prouty said in a statement. The influential teacher’s union won’t make Council endorsements for the June 24 primary until after the schools budget has been decided. [MCEA]

Bonnie Lewin Dies After Being Hit By Car – Well-known Chevy Chase real estate agent Bonnie Lewin died Sunday at the age of 65, after being hit by a car while crossing the street in New York City on April 30. Lewin was in New York as a member of the board of trustees for the Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation of Greater Washington and was involved in a number of other charitable causes, including the annual Back to School Classic each fall in Somerset. [Bethesda Magazine]

County Scores First Office Tenant With New Incentive Program – Landover-based L-Soft International, an online marketing firm, will be the first company to take part in Montgomery County’s new office lease assistance program aimed at small firms. The company has about 15 employees. Montgomery County will pay L-Soft almost $20,000 to move to a 4,900-square-foot office at 7550 Wisconsin Ave., the refurbished office building downtown that has sat mostly vacant. [Washington Business Journal]

BUP Needs Volunteers For Fine Arts Festival – The Bethesda Urban Partnership is looking for volunteers to staff its Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, set for this weekend in Woodmont Triangle. [BUP]

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