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July 23, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

After Recount, Elrich the Democratic Nominee for County Executive

Councilmember Marc Elrich is the Democratic nominee for county executive, after the Montgomery County Board of Elections completed its recount of ballots.  Health care executive David Blair of Potomac picked up five votes in the recount, and Elrich picked up three for a net gain of two votes for Blair.  “Now we can all join together and move forward,” Blair said.   […]

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July 17, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Blair Says He Anticipates Seeking Recount in County Executive Race

Montgomery County executive candidate David Blair said Tuesday that he anticipates he will ask the county Board of Elections to perform a full recount of Democratic primary election ballots. “We have been informed that it will take approximately a week to perform a recount of the election results. Recognizing that the next Montgomery County Executive […]

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July 11, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Floreen Pressing Forward with Independent Campaign

Councilwoman Nancy Floreen announced Wednesday she would pursue an independent candidacy for Montgomery County executive, the latest step in an already tumultuous 2018 election. Floreen’s decision comes two days after the Montgomery County Board of Elections completed tallying absentee and provisional ballots in the Democratic primary for the county executive’s race. With all the ballots […]

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July 9, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATE: State Accepts Floreen’s Independent Candidacy; Elrich Defeats Blair

Update, 5:20 p.m.: A Maryland State Board of Elections said Monday the board would conditionally accept Councilmember Nancy Floreen’s independent candidacy for county executive. She must change her party registration from Democrat to “unaffiliated” by Aug. 6, and she must submit about 7,000 signatures from Montgomery County registered voters supporting her appearance on the ballot, […]

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July 6, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

What Six Winning Candidates Had to Say

We invited primary winners to stop by the Montgomery Community Media studios to discuss their victories. Here’s what they had to say: Patricia O’Neill, winner of the nonpartisan primary for Montgomery County Board of Education District 3 Julie Reiley, winner of the nonpartisan primary for Montgomery County Board of Education At-Large: Robert Dyer, winner of […]

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July 3, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Ficker Will Receive Public Election Funds After All

Republican Montgomery County executive candidate Robin Ficker has succeeded in receiving matching funds from the county’s public election fund, according to an email message he shared Tuesday. Ficker is in line to receive $231,185 from the fund, according to the email from Taggart Hutchinson, an associate county attorney. Ficker had filed suit against the county […]

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July 2, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Floreen Files an Independent Candidacy for County Executive

Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Floreen filed Monday an independent candidacy for county executive, another wrinkle in the 2018 election season. In a 143-word statement, Floreen said she would announce her final decision on candidacy once all the primary votes for county executive have been certified. The Democratic primary for county executive remains too close to […]

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June 28, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Floreen: ‘Election Will Lessen the Hold of Takoma Park on Montgomery County Decision Making’

As part of Montgomery Community Media’s live primary election coverage Tuesday night, Councilmember Nancy Floreen stopped by to talk about the races and other issues facing the county. One of her points was that she had “three colleagues who could carpool easily.” Here’s the video:

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June 27, 2018 | Mitti Hicks and Douglas Tallman

Elrich, Blair in Too Close to Call County Executive Race

Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich and Rockville health care executive David Blair were in a virtual dead heat last night in the race to be the county’s next county executive. With 251 of 255 precincts reporting, Elrich had 34,163 votes and Blair had 33,788 votes, a difference of 375 votes. “It’s clear the race is […]

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June 26, 2018 | Mitti Hicks, Douglas Tallman, and Michelle Queen

#MoCoVotesMCM Primary Election June 26

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 elect a governor, a state legislature, a county executive, a County Council, members of the school board and the House of Representatives, and much more. […]

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