Daniel Vovak, a Republican candidate for Montgomery County Executive, has stated that if he is elected as Montgomery County Executive that he will challenge the new Maryland license plate's motto and design, which will be the default license plate on every Maryland vehicle.
"I do not support the glamorization of war, which is what Governor O'Malley is trumpeting with this new license plate," says Vovak. "If the governor wants to brag about Maryland's war history, then let him do it in Annapolis, but not in Montgomery County. I don't want my car serving as an advertisement promoting any war agenda and I'm sure my sentiments are echoed by many others in Montgomery County and in the State of Maryland, where the bitter memory of the Battle of Antietam is vivid. In Montgomery County, we love peace, not war! Beyond that, this new Maryland license plate just makes Maryland look ugly, not beautiful." SOURCE: Vovak campaign website