BETHESDA, Md. — Del. Bill Frick says he’s running for Montgomery County executive, not Congress.

The Democrat announced his plans Wednesday. He had been exploring a run for Maryland’s 6th congressional district.

Frick has served in the Maryland House of Delegates since 2007. He says the county needs new leaders who will face problems with a new perspective. He says he will bring leadership rooted in inclusive, progressive values while looking to spur entrepreneurship and grow the economy.

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett announced last year he would not seek a fourth term, leaving the office open for next year’s elections. Three Montgomery County Democrats on the County Council, Roger Berliner, George Leventhal and Marc Elrich, also are seeking the party’s nomination for the office.

The primary is in June.

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