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Morning Notes

By Aaron Kraut

Wednesday - 8/21/2013, 9:15am  ET

Flickr photo by ehpien

Leggett, Baker Hold Back On Gubernatorial Endorsements — Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, the two highest level local officials not to back someone in the governor’s race, both have their own re-election campaigns to worry about. Leggett said he’s in the process of hiring a campaign director and would like to meet with candidates Heather Mizeur and Doug Gansler before making an endorsement. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has touted a series of endorsements from local and state political officials. [Washington Post]

Olazzo Owners To Open Taqueria On Cordell Avenue — The Owners of popular Norfolk Avenue Italian restaurant Olazzo plan to open a taqueria at 4928 Cordell Ave., former space of Bangkok One, sometime this fall. Robert and Riccardo Pietrobono and Olazzo general manager Marc Miranian will run the new venture. [Bethesda Magazine]

Starr Excited For Common Core, Reading “Game of Thrones” — Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr said he’s excited to see how the county’s new Common Core standards plays out in the classroom. He’s also in the middle of reading the “Game of Thrones” book series. MCPS starts Monday. [MCPS]

Powerful Teachers Union Tabs Former B-CC Teacher As Political Director — Barbara Hueter, a former social studies teacher at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School has been selected as the Montgomery County Teachers Union’s new political director. The Montgomery County Education Association holds a powerful place in local elections with its apple ballot endorsements. [Maryland Juice]

Flickr photo by ehpien