April 20, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

County Executive Candidates Provide Thoughts on Environment

Five of the Democrats who want to be Montgomery County’s next county exective fielded questions Thursday night at Takoma Park Middle School. One question showed each would take environmental steps, although they seemed to have different ways to approach the issue. Participating were Councilmembers Roger Berliner, Marc Elrich and George Leventhal as well as health […]

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April 18, 2018 | Staff Writer

Board of Education Candidates’ Forum Set for April 23

The League of Women Voters of Montgomery County, Montgomery County Council of PTAs and the  NAACP (Montgomery County Chapter) are hosting a Board of Education candidates forum on April 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Gaithersburg High School. The forum includes Ryan Arbuckle, Timur Edib, Marwa Omar Ibrahim, Julie Reiley, Brandon Orman Rippeon, John A. Robertson, […]

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April 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

Endorsement Roundup: Nurses for Elrich; Leggett for Dang, Katz

Nurses Endorse Elrich for Montgomery County Executive The National Nurses Organizing Committee, an affiliate of National Nurses United, the nation’s largest union of registered nurses, endorsed Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich in his bid for county executive. In a news release, the nursing organization praised Elrich as “the clear progressive candidate” who has worked for […]

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April 13, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

District 1 Candidates Face Off on DLC, Amazon

Seven Democrats vying to be the next to represent District 1 on the Montgomery County Council showed off their differences Thursday night at a forum hosted by Friends of White Flint. On issues such as the privatization of the Department of Liquor Control, the potential arrival of Amazon and even debt revealed differences among the […]

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April 12, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

M-83 Divides County Executive Candidates at Forum

M-83, the long-debate extension of the Mid County Highway into Clarksburg, drew support from three county executive candidates Thursday morning at a forum hosted by the Suburban Maryland Transportation Alliance. The three candidates — Republican Robin Ficker, health care executive David Blair and former Rockville mayor Rose Krasnow — stood in contrast to the two […]

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April 6, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Board of Elections Needs Middle and High School Students for Future Vote Program

The Montgomery County Board of Elections seeks students from grades 6-12 to participate in the Future Vote Program. Future Vote students may serve as Election Day student aides at polling places during the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election on Tuesday, June 26. There is also an opportunity to participate in many other activities with the Board […]

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March 30, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Elections Board Completes Draft of Sample Ballots

Montgomery County Democrats will see all 31 County Council at-large candidates on one side of their primary election ballot, according to sample ballots available at the county’s Board of Elections offices. Most have the at-large candidates on the front of the ballot. In some, the number of candidates in other races has pushed the at-large […]

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March 28, 2018 | Staff Writer

Poll Workers Needed for June 26 Primary Election

The Montgomery County Board of Elections needs registered voters to serve at polling places for the upcoming June 26 primary election. Volunteers will receive training and be paid for completing the training and working the election. Election workers must be registered to vote in Maryland, proficient with the English language, may not hold or be a […]

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March 27, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Silver Spring Woman Traces Movement from ‘D’ to ‘R’

Liz Matory was, in 2014, a Democrat who wanted to represent the suburban Montgomery County District 18 in the Maryland House of Delegates. Four years later, Matory, 38, has forsaken the Democratic Party, supports President Trump and now seeks the Republican nomination for the 2nd Congressional District. She’s reaching across the state — the 2nd […]

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March 26, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Ballot Shows More Women Seeking Election Than in 2014

More women are seeking public office in this year’s primary election, according to data from the Maryland State Board of Elections. Data from the state’s 2018 gubernatorial primary election candidates list shows approximately 120 women are running in the June 26 primary. That’s a nearly 50 percent increase compared to the 2014 gubernatorial primary election […]

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