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February 14, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Candidate Filings for 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election Begin on Feb. 28

Candidates who plan to run for office in the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election can begin filing at the Board of Elections (BOE) office on Feb. 28. Races on the 2018 ballot include the following Montgomery County offices: County Executive, County Council, State’s Attorney, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Register of Wills, Sheriff, and the Montgomery […]

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February 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Marilyn Balcombe Plans Run for County Council in 2018 (VIDEO)

Germantown resident Marilyn Balcombe, who is the president and CEO of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce, is planning a run for Montgomery County Council in 2018. In an interview at the studios of Montgomery Community Media (see videos below), Balcombe, a Democrat, said she wants to make sure the County Council has experienced, knowledgeable, and […]

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February 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Germantown Republican Seeks Council Seat (VIDEO)

A 50-year-old Germantown Republican has entered the District 2 Montgomery County Council race with a “bring jobs home” campaign. “Thousands of jobs crawl down I-270. Those jobs aren’t local anymore,” said Tom Ferleman, who unveiled his campaign Friday. Ferleman, a strategy and innovation consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton, said he wanted to boost the county’s […]

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January 24, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Governor Hogan Appoints Jheanelle Wilkins to Maryland House of Delegates

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has appointed Jheanelle Wilkins to the Maryland General Assembly. The governor appointed Wilkins to the House of Delegates following the recommendation of the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee. “I am confident that Ms. Wilkins will be a strong advocate for her constituents in Montgomery County in her new role as state […]

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December 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

photo of Montgomery County councilmember Hans Riemer

County Council VP Hans Riemer is Excited About the Election of 2018 (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council Vice President Hans Riemer said he is looking forward to the election of 2018. That’s when at least four new Montgomery County Councilmembers, and a new County Executive will be elected and speculation about who might run in those races has already begun. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video:

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November 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

Senator-Elect Chris Van Hollen to Chair DSSC for 2018 Cycle

Senator-elect Chris Van Hollen has agreed to serve as chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) for the 2018 cycle, according to a news release. “Chris Van Hollen was our first choice for DSCC chairman because of his talents, his work ethic, and his experience,” said Senator Charles Schumer. “He has the confidence of […]

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November 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

MCPS Releases Statement on Student Demonstrations

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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November 15, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

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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November 14, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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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November 11, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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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