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May 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Call for Candidates: Gaithersburg City Election Set for Nov. 7th

The city of Gaithersburg will hold an election on Nov. 7 for the positions of Mayor and two City Council members. The terms of Mayor Jud Ashman and Gaithersburg Councilmembers Yvette Monroe and Michael Sesma expire in November. If you are interested in running for these positions, candidate packets will become available on June 2nd. […]

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May 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner: During Political Season, He Remains ‘Committed to Working with Colleagues’

Council President Roger Berliner said he remains “committed to working” with his colleagues on the issues. Here’s his full reply to a question about how he anticipates the council to work through the upcoming political season:

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May 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Political Fundraisers Around Montgomery County

With the 2018 political season already started, here are a number of upcoming political fundraisers for the area: Del. Charles Barkley is holding his 16th annual omelet brunch from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. June 3 at the MCEA Conference Center, 12 Taft Court, Rockville. Cost from $39 (for District 39 residents) to $1,000. Barkley […]

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May 15, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Report: Barron Trump to Attend St. Andrew’s

UPDATE: The Trumps are sending their youngest, 11-year-old Barron, to St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, according to a report in The Daily Caller. The school refused to confirm the news Monday morning. “St. Andrew’s respects family privacy,” a spokesman said. “We will not comment on whether a student has sought enrollment.” But, according to […]

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May 1, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Katz Says He Will Seek a Second Term on the County Council

Although he is not making a formal announcement yet, Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz confirms he will seek a second term on the Montgomery County Council. Katz, the former Mayor of Gaithersburg, is serving his first term in the District 3 seat, representing about 200,000 people in Gaithersburg, Rockville, Washington Grove and Leisure World, as […]

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April 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Shalleck: ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Voter Fraud (VIDEO)

About a dozen residents spoke before the Montgomery County Board of Elections on Monday asking for action to prune voter rolls in the wake of a statement by a watchdog group that found the county has more registered voters than voting age adults. The organization Judicial Watch believes Montgomery County, and jurisdictions in 10 other […]

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March 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Nine Candidates So Far Have Signed Up for Public Election Financing

Nine candidates have so far filed paperwork to take advantage of a Montgomery County fund that will contribute to next year’s County Council and county executive races. The fund now stands at $10 million, thanks to a $2 million appropriation in County Executive Ike Leggett’s fiscal 2018 budget proposal. Ukiah Busch of Silver Spring and […]

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March 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Marc Elrich on the street

Elrich Running for County Executive (VIDEO)

Councilmember Marc Elrich announced Sunday he was running in 2018 for county executive, joining a field that already includes at least Councilmember George Leventhal on the Democratic side and Robin Ficker running as a Republican. He stepped outside the Council Office Building in Rockville on Monday to discuss his campaign.

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March 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Candidate Ferleman Talks About Rolling Back Property, Recordation Taxes

Tom Ferleman, the Germantown Republican who has filed for the District 2 County Council seat, criticized the council Monday for the hefty increases to the property and recordation taxes passed last year. “Who does that? That’s counter to caring for people,” Ferleman said. “When people are struggling to make ends meet, the last thing you want to do […]

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March 6, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Talks about America’s “Ugly Side” (VIDEO)

With immigrants concerned about their future and Jewish schools the subject of bomb scares, Council President Roger Berliner on Monday blamed President Donald Trump for the “ugly side of America that has been exposed.”   “I think many in the community are really wondering as to the president’s mental stability. This is serious. And people are […]

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