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October 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hoeber To Make Second Run at 6th District Seat

Amie Hoeber, a Potomac Republican, said Tuesday she was running for the 6th Congressional District seat promising to work on the district’s transportation issues as well as addressing the opioid crisis. Hoeber ran for the seat in 2016, winning the Republican nomination, and then losing to Democrat Rep. John Delaney by a more than 2-to-1 […]

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October 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Gaithersburg Woman Running for Governor

I'm running for Gov. of Maryland so my daughter has the opportunity to realize her own American Dream. #mdpolitics https://t.co/MgLoVWwBhv — Krish Vignarajah (@KrishForMD) August 9, 2017 A former policy director for first lady Michelle Obama has entered the race for the Democratic nomination for Maryland governor. Krishanti Vignarajah, who lives in Gaithersburg, was born […]

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October 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

35 Annual Potomac Day Parade (PHOTOS)

Participants in the Potomac Day Parade marched down River Road under a beautiful blue sky on Oct. 21. There were animals, antique cars, floats, firetrucks and plenty of politicians. Here are some photos from the parade.

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October 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Witnesses Say Eliminate At-Large Seats on Council

Some 20 people offered Wednesday night how they would restructure the Montgomery County Council, many of them suggesting that the county should eliminate the four at-large seats and make the council have all district seats. “I would love to have a council member who understands the needs of my community,” said Pat Fenati of Damascus. […]

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October 14, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Democratic Governor Candidates Generally Agree at Germantown Forum (Video)

Six Democratic gubernatorial candidates largely agreed on issues at a forum Saturday afternoon on Montgomery College’s Germantown campus. Whether it was the environment, health care, development on the Eastern Shore or Western Maryland, or supporting LGBT rights, the candidates offered little to differentiate themselves. At one point, Krishanti Vignarajah, a former policy director for Michelle […]

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October 10, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Redistricting Reform Gains Support at Hearing

A state commission meant to take the politics out of political mapmaking heard from Democrats and Repubicans who say the current system is flawed, supporting the commission’s proposal that would hand the cartography over to an independent panel. Gov. Larry Hogan created the Governor’s Redistricting Reform Commission through an executive order on Aug. 6, 2015. […]

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October 10, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Andrew Friedson Enters Race for Council District 1

A 31-year-old who grew up in Montgomery County is running in the Democratic primary for the County Council’s 1st District to address what he called the “Montgomery County squeeze.” Andrew Friedson of Bethesda said he wanted to make sure communities are livable and accessible for families. “That means addressing the ‘Montgomery County squeeze’ that’s putting […]

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October 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Gather for Forum

Six Democratic candidates seeking to be the next Maryland governor will take part in a in a forum Saturday in Germantown. The event is hosted by United for Maryland PAC, a coalition of more than 30 grassroots organizations and activists that united and mobilized after the Women’s March in January 2017. Topics include health care, […]

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October 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Kagan Decides To Seek Re-Election and Forgo County Executive Race

State Sen. Cheryl Kagan, a Democrat who represents District 17, has chosen to seek re-election rather than to enter the fray for Montgomery County executive, according to a post on her Facebook page. “As intrigued as I am by the possibility of serving as our next County Executive at this critical juncture, I have decided […]

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October 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Upcoming Political Events in October

Councilmember Sidney Katz kicks off his re-election campaign at 2 p.m. Sunday at Dawson’s Market, 225 N. Washington St., Rockville. Andrew Friedson, Democratic candidate for Montgomery County Council District 1, has a campaign kickoff from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road, Potomac. Free. For more information, write […]

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