September 20, 2018 | Mitti Hicks and Douglas Tallman

Latest Goucher Polls Shows Hogan Ahead of Jealous

If the General Election were held today, 54 percent of Marylanders would vote for Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan over Democratic candidate Ben Jealous, according to a new poll. Jealous would capture 32 percent. The poll, conducted by Goucher College’s Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center, interviewed 831 Maryland adults between Sept. 11 and Sept. 16. The […]

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September 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Executive Candidates Face Off

Montgomery County’s county executive candidates faced off Saturday at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Rockville. Democrat Marc Elrich, Republican Robin Ficker and independent Nancy Floreen answered questions for nearly two hours, The Washington Post reported. Montgomery Community Media will hold a forum with all three at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1 at MCM Studios. Elrich, […]

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September 10, 2018 | Staff Writer

Early Voting Centers Open Oct. 25-Nov. 1 for General Election in Montgomery County

Montgomery County voters can cast their ballots for the Nov. 6 Gubernatorial Election at eleven Early Voting Centers from Oct. 25 through Nov. 1. Hours of operation are from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Any registered voter may cast a ballot at any one of these sites on the same voting equipment used on Election Day. Montgomery […]

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September 7, 2018 | Staff Writer

MCM to Host County Executive Forum Moderated by Kojo Nnamdi and Tom Sherwood

The three candidates running for Montgomery County executive will appear in a forum at Montgomery Community Media (MCM) Studios from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 1. The candidates — Marc Elrich (D), Robin Ficker (R), and Nancy Floreen (I) — seek the seat held by Ike Leggett, who will leave office in December 2018 […]

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September 4, 2018 | Staff Writer

Middle and High School Students Needed for Future Vote Program

Board of Elections Seeks 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 during the 2018 Gubernatorial General Election on Tuesday, November 6. Students are also needed to assist the Board […]

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August 29, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Election Changes Designed to Boost Gaithersburg Voter Turnout

Gaithersburg has made changes to the way voters will pick the people who represent them in City Hall. One of the reasons has been to improve voter turnout, which was 9.61 percent in the 2017 balloting. Generally, the city tallies between 10 percent and 12 percent, said N. Lynn Board, city attorney. The changes will […]

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August 27, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Trone Announces He Has Cancer

Congressional candidate David Trone said Monday he has cancer and will have a kidney removed. “I am confident I will make a full recovery,” said Trone, who is also a co-owner of Total Wine. Trone, a Potomac Democrat, is seeking the 6th Congressional District seat currently held by Rep. John Delaney, another Potomac Democrat. Delaney […]

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August 22, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Ben Jealous Discusses Personal Struggles With Communication Disorder

The latest campaign stop for gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous was right here in Montgomery County. Jealous joined school administrators, speech specialists, and young adults at the National Therapy Center in Bethesda to discuss his personal struggles with stuttering. “For me, this was probably one of the big challenges I had to take on early,” said […]

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August 22, 2018 | Staff Writer

Board of Elections Verifies Nancy Floreen as Independent Candidate for County Executive

Councilmember Nancy Floreen received word today that she will appear as an independent candidate for Montgomery County executive on the November ballot. Floreen petitioned the Montgomery County Board of Elections in Gaithersburg earlier this month when she delivered 20,360 signatures supporting her candidacy. Floreen needed to collect at least 7,243 valid signatures to qualify as a candidate. […]

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August 7, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan: Visits to County Show Montgomery’s Importance

Gov. Larry Hogan, trying to be the first Republican in more than 60 years to win re-election in Maryland, has visited Montgomery County at least four times since the summer started. Earlier this month, the governor said he could win the county in the November elections. On Tuesday, Hogan was part of the National Night […]

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