George Leventhal is serving his fourth term as an at-large Democratic member of the Montgomery County Council. He chairs the council's Health and Human Services Committee, which is responsible for programs affecting the sick, the poor, the elderly, the homeless, the disabled, the mentally ill, and abused and abandoned children, as well as libraries and the arts and humanities. He also serves on the Planning, Housing and Economic Development committee which oversees the county’s economic development efforts and zoning laws.
Councilmember Leventhal has championed access to health care for the uninsured, housing for the homeless, environmental protection, mass transit and measures to improve transparency in county government during his time in office. Prior to his election to the County Council, he served as Chairman of the Montgomery
County Democratic Central Committee and as Legislative Director to U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD). He has lived in Montgomery County for more than forty years and owns a home in Takoma Park with his wife Soraia Leventhal and their two sons, Daniel and Chico, both products of Montgomery County Public Schools.