BOE At-Large Candidate Sebastian Johnson Reports Raising More Funds Than Opponents (VIDEO)

Sebastian Johnson, a former Student Member of the Board of Education, and now current candidate for the At-Large position on the Board reported that his campaign has raised $17,711.64 between January and the March 15 finance reporting deadline.

In a March 24 news release, Johnson’s campaign stated that it had “raised more funds than all other competitors combined.” According to Johnson’s campaign, 83 percent of the donations came from Montgomery County. His campaign also reported that it has $16,447.06 cash-on-hand to date.

“I am truly honored to to have the community’s support and trust in our race for the Board of Education” Johnson said, “the stakes are too high for us to be complacent in our approach to address the opportunity gap in our schools. Our mission is  to make a high quality, culturally competent, equitable education a reality for all of our kids.”

Johnson is running against four other candidates in the race including, incumbent Phil Kauffman, Jeanette Dixon, Mike Ibanez, and Gwendolyn Love Kimbrough.

For more on Johnson, visit his campaign website or view his candidate statement below.

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

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Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on the County Council resolution on discrimination, protests by MCPS high school students following the presidential election, results of the term limit ballot questions, improvements planned for the Montgomery County Airpark, and much more. You can watch the show, below:

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MCPS Releases Statement on Student Demonstrations

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Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials have released the following statement regarding recent student demonstrations: “[On Monday] students at several MCPS high schools engaged in a public demonstration in response to last week’s elections. Participation in this activity was strictly voluntary and was not encouraged by school staff. MCPS Regulation JFA-RA, Student Rights and Responsibilities, […]

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MCPS Students Protest President-Elect Donald Trump in Silver Spring (Video & Photos)

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Instead of being in class on Monday morning, hundreds of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students decided to exercise their first amendment right and protest President-elect Donald Trump by staging a walkout in Silver Spring. “We’re protesting because we don’t want Donald Trump as our president. I mean we can’t change that but we got to […]

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Local Officials Support Senator-elect Chris Van Hollen (VIDEO)


After serving 30 years in the U.S. Senate, Barbara Mikulski has retired and now the torch has been passed to Chis Van Hollen. “Senator Mikulski has been a pioneer for Maryland and politics,” said U.S. Senator-elect Chris Van Hollen. “I always say when Senator Mikulski is with you, the force is with you and I’m […]

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UPDATED: MCPS Students Walk Out, Protesting President-elect Trump (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)


UPDATED Hundreds of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) high school students walked out of class Monday morning, protesting President-elect Donald Trump. MCPS Spokesperson Gboyinde Onijala said that students from Montgomery Blair High School and Northwood High School participated in the walk out. The protest began at the Blair High School football field at around 10 a.m., […]

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Term Limits Appear to Pass in Montgomery County (VIDEO)


UPDATED An majority of voters support term limits, according to the unofficial election results. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. ORIGINAL POST Term limits advocate Robin Ficker is celebrating what appears to be the passage of the term limits amendment, and he plans to thank voters on Wednesday morning at the Shady Grove Metro station. According to unofficial election results, […]

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State Senator Susan Lee on Working With New President (VIDEO)


In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, State Senator Susan Lee talks about how she plans to work with Donald Trump when he enters the White House.

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Marc Elrich Says Presidential Election Revealed a Country Deeply Divided (VIDEO)


During the Democratic election night watch party, MyMCMedia interviewed Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich about his reaction to the 2016 Presidential Election. In this extra video, Councilmember Elrich says this past election revealed a country that’s deeply divided: .@Marc_Elrich talks the 2016 Presidential Election & how it has shown the country is deeply divided. Also […]

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Nancy Floreen Says Term Limits Vote Was No Surprise (VIDEO)


In an interview the day after the election, Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen said the vote for term limits, limiting county council members and the county executive to three consecutive terms, came as no surprise. County Councilmembers Floreen, Roger Berliner, George Leventhal and Marc Elrich are currently serving their third term on the Council. […]

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MoCo Vote 2016 Blog (VIDEO)

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This is your source for the latest election news in Montgomery County. For more election news, visit our Vote 2016 page. We hope you will contribute your election updates and photos for this blog as well. You can email photos to pix@mymcmedia or Tweet images and updates @MyMCMedia, #MoCo #vote. You can also follow us […]

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