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January 29, 2018 | Staff Writer

Candidates Running for Montgomery County Executive, Council

Candidates who have filed to appear in the Primary Election ballot June 26 for county executive and County Council. Early voting is from June 14 to June 21. The filing deadline is 9 p.m. Feb. 27. County Executive Robin Ficker, Republican Roger Berliner, Democratic Marc Elrich, Democratic Bill Frick, Democratic Rose Krasnow, Democratic George L. […]

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January 24, 2018 | Mitti Hicks and Douglas Tallman

Democratic Candidates for Council At-Large Debate in Gaithersburg

When asked about Montgomery County’s current shortfall in the fiscal 2018 budget of about $120 million, candidates in the afternoon session were asked by the moderator “what specific actions would you recommend if you were a current council member to address the budget shortfall in FY 18?” At least two of the candidates oppose County […]

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January 22, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

MoCo Votes Blog: Part Two

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 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 […]

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January 9, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Platt Says He Won’t Seek Re-Election to District 17 Seat

On his Facebook page, Del. Andrew Platt announced Tuesday night he would not be seeking re-election to his District 17 seat in the Maryland House of Delegates, preferring to work on issues from outside the legislature. “I do not make this decision lightly, but it is the right one for me, personally and professionally,” Platt […]

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January 8, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Trone Releases Plan to Combat Opioids

Sixth Congressional District candidate David Trone unveiled a plan Monday to combat the opioid crisis that would increase funding for the National Institutes of Health, promote new prescription guidelines and make treatment more affordable. In a campaign statement, Trone criticized President Donald Trump’s response to the crisis. He said the federal government needs to spend […]

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January 2, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Political Fundraisers as Legislative Session Approaches

Here are political fundraisers scheduled before the Jan. 10 start of the General Assembly session, when incumbent delegates, senators and other state officials are prohibited from raising money for their campaigns. Wednesday, Jan. 3 Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher (D-18), a candidate for Maryland Senate, hosts a breakfast reception from 9 a.m. to 10 .m. Jan. 3, […]

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December 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Run Up to November Elections Means 2018 Will Be Busy Year

The next 12 months will be busy politically with a gubernatorial election in November. Getting there, voters and candidates have a number of milestones. Jan. 10: General Assembly convenes. The incumbent governor, attorney general, as well as delegates and senators, are not allowed to raise money for their candidacies during the General Assembly session. Jan. […]

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December 14, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Knock Hogan at Breakfast (Video)

Eight Democratic gubernatorial candidates took shots at Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday morning, calling his lane-widening proposals for I-270 and the Capital Beltway something out of the 1970s, and faulting the incumbent governor’s failure to fund more school construction. “He watered down the Purple Line, so now it’s the Lavender Line,” Baltimore County Executive Kevin […]

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November 29, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Education Can Help Fight Gang Violence, Turnbull Says

Susan Turnbull, whom Ben Jealous announced Wednesday as his running mate, said that part of the solution to gang violence and Baltimore crime rests in providing more education. “I think part of it is moving from incarceration to education, giving people educational opportunity,” said Turnbull, in an interview with MyMCMedia. “If you have no place […]

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November 29, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Jealous Selects Turnbull as Running Mate

Ben Jealous, who seeks to be Maryland’s first African-American governor, tapped Susan Turnbull of Bethesda to be his running mate in the 2018 Democratic primary. Turnbull has played roles in behind-the-scenes politics at both the state and national levels. Her 40-year career has included stints with nonprofits, businesses and on Capitol Hill. “I’m honored to […]

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