Duncan then co-founded a government advisory firm called CivicUS, which soon dissolved. He later joined a statewide transportation advocacy group and went into consulting on his own. Last year, he was hired by Foulger-Pratt, a major developer in the county, to observe debates over a proposed youth curfew. Duncan quietly sat in on county hearings, listening while reading on his iPad. Duncan also worked with a Gaithersburg software company and recently started work with Lerner Enterprises to get state approval for a hospital on one of the company’s properties in Prince George’s County.
As he began consulting, Duncan considered a run for Congress, meeting with key former advisers. But by the time the Montgomery County Council indefinitely postponed the curfew vote in December, he had decided not to run.
“In the end I decided I’m an executive, not a legislator,” Duncan said in November. Within weeks, he endorsed businessman John Delaney, recording a campaign radio ad for him and actively campaigning for him. Delaney won the 6th District seat.