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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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March 3, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

The Past Week’s Top Stories

The top stories at mymcmedia.org run the gamut, from police and fire news, to a quirky story about an attempt to dispose of a statue of a Confederate soldier. Use the links below in case you missed any of them. The Statue Nobody Wants Had Little Luck on Craigslist Board of Education Adopts Updated School […]

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March 2, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Potomac Lawyer Says He’s Running for At-Large Council Position

A lawyer who lives in Potomac said Thursday he will be running for an at-large seat on the Montgomery County Council. “I feel an obligation to serve, and I’m finally in a position to do so,” Bill Conway, a 59-year-old Democrat, said. He will be retiring from Skadden Arps at the end of the month, […]

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March 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Counting Down to the Election of 2018: Ferleman is First Candidate to File in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

The 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election may be over a year away but several candidates are already off and running in Montgomery County. On Feb. 28, Germantown resident Tom Ferleman, a Republican, became the first candidate to file his paperwork for the election of 2018 in Montgomery County. Ferleman was at the Board of Elections offices […]

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March 1, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Robin Ficker Declares Candidacy in the 2018 Race for County Executive

Boyds resident Robin Ficker, a Republican, is running for the office of Montgomery County Executive in the 2018 election. Ficker filed his paperwork at the Board of Elections offices on Tuesday, the first day candidates in the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election could file. He’s the first candidate to file his paperwork in the 2018 race […]

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March 1, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Board of Elections to Add 11th Early Voting Site for 2018 Election (VIDEOS)

The Board of Elections is meeting this month and one of the topics board members will discuss is adding an 11th early voting center for the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election. “The legislature passed a law that we are going to have one additional early voting site so Montgomery County will now be up to eleven,” […]

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