July 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Political Fundraisers Around Montgomery County

Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker holds his re-election kick off at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pearl, 180 High Park Lane, Silver Spring. Special guests include Sen. Chris Van Hollen and Rep. Jamie Raskin. For information, email Nik Sushka at or call 309.530.3775. Admission free, contributions accepted. Hucker has filed for re-election. State Sen. […]

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July 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Brooks Files for At-Large County Council Seat

A community organizer has entered the at-large race for the Democratic nomination for Montgomery County Council. “I’m running because I’m so excited to be working for a Montgomery County that works for all of us,” said Brandy H.M. Brooks, 40, of Wheaton. She said the county has abundant resources, which should be equitably shared by […]

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July 25, 2017 | Sonya Burke and Douglas Tallman

Countdown to 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election: MoCo Votes Blog

The 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election is set for June 26, 2018, and it’s sure to be a historic election for Montgomery County. When voters go to the polls, they will will elect a governor, a state legislature, a county executive, a County Council, members of the school board and the House of Representatives, and much […]

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July 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Leventhal Receives nearly $200,000 from Public Election Fund

Montgomery County executive candidate George Leventhal said Friday he has received $196,652 to match the campaign contributions he has raised. The money comes from the county’s $11 million public election fund, which disburses funds based on contributions raised by candidates. Leventhal, an at-large member of the County Council, qualified for the funds by collecting more […]

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July 20, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Phil Andrews Talks About Public Financing Law (VIDEO)

At least 16 candidates in the 2018 election will be using Montgomery County’s public election financing system, which supplements campaign contributions with money from a taxpayer-supported fund. The system requires candidates for the Montgomery County Council and county executive to reach a minimum number of contributions, none more than $150. Once candidates reach the minimum, […]

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July 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

UPDATE: Greenberger Begins New Role in County Government

After serving more than a decade as the legislative officer for the Montgomery County Council, Neil Greenberger transferred to his new role in the Public Information Office of the County Executive on Monday. This change comes amid Greenberger’s announcement to run for an at-large seat on the County Council back in June. He requested a […]

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July 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Riemer Files for Re-Election to Montgomery County Council (VIDEO)

Councilmember Hans Riemer filed for a third term on the Montgomery County Council, completing paperwork at the county Board of Elections on Wednesday. We asked him about what he plans to do for the next four years, and what he considers his accomplishments for the last eight years. Here’s what he said: Riemer was an […]

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July 17, 2017 | Sonya Burke

State Senator Cheryl Kagan Considers Political Options in 2018, Including the County Executive’s Race

Make no doubt about it, State Senator Cheryl Kagan, a Democrat, loves representing District 17 residents in Annapolis. “I am honored to represent the residents of Gaithersburg and Rockville,” she said in an interview Monday. But she’s also considering some other options in 2018, including the race for Montgomery County executive. Over the last few […]

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July 17, 2017 | Sonya Burke and Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Madaleno Launches Campaign for Governor at USG (VIDEO)

UPDATED 7.17.17 State Senator Rich Madaleno, a Democrat, announced his candidacy for governor at the Universities at Shady Grove on Monday morning. His announcement was streamed live on Facebook: ORIGINAL POST State Senator Rich Madaleno, a Democrat, says he is planning to run for governor in the 2018 Primary Election in Maryland. On Wednesday night, […]

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July 14, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Questions with U.S. Reps Raskin and Delaney (VIDEO)

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin went live on Facebook from the backseat of a car with U.S. Rep. John Delaney on Thursday afternoon as the two Democrats fielded some questions about their first job, their first album, Elton John, food, and people they would like to meet. At the beginning of the video, Raskin said he […]

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