Congressional Candidate Kathleen Matthews Endorses Chris Van Hollen for Senate

UPDATED March 4 Candidate for Maryland’s 8th congressional district Kathleen Matthews backed U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen over U.S. Rep. Donna Donna Edwards in Maryland’s Senate race on Feb. 22.

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Kathleen Matthews, candidate for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District, talks about her endorsement.

“I have been fortunate to have him as my congressman for 13 years and have supported his campaign for the Senate from the time he announced in March 2015. It’s time that I make my support of his campaign official. As a progressive Democrat and advocate for women and working families, Chris has represented my views on many important issues,” Matthews said in statement.

Van Hollen and Edwards are competing for in the April 26 Democratic primary for the nomination for retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s seat.

Matthews is running against candidates; David Anderson, Kumar Barve, Will Jawando, Jamie Raskin, Joel Rubin, Ana Sol-Gutierrez and  David Trone, to succeed Van Hollen.

For more on Matthews endorsement, visit her campaign website.

Call for Candidates: Gaithersburg City Election Set for Nov. 7th

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The city of Gaithersburg will hold an election on Nov. 7 for the positions of Mayor and two City Council members. The terms of Mayor Jud Ashman and Gaithersburg Councilmembers Yvette Monroe and Michael Sesma expire in November. If you are interested in running for these positions, candidate packets will become available on June 2nd. […]

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Berliner: During Political Season, He Remains 'Committed to Working with Colleagues'

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Council President Roger Berliner said he remains “committed to working” with his colleagues on the issues. Here’s his full reply to a question about how he anticipates the council to work through the upcoming political season:

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Katz Says He Will Seek a Second Term on the County Council

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Although he is not making a formal announcement yet, Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz confirms he will seek a second term on the Montgomery County Council. Katz, the former Mayor of Gaithersburg, is serving his first term in the District 3 seat, representing about 200,000 people in Gaithersburg, Rockville, Washington Grove and Leisure World, as […]

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Five Things to Know Today, April 24, in Montgomery County

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Here are five things to know today, April 24, in Montgomery County: 1. Rainy commute: Don’t leave the house without an umbrella as rain showers are in the forecast today and tomorrow. 2. Free Fares: The 30th annual Give and Ride food drive campaign is underway this week. You can ride for free by donating […]

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Council Approves Funds for Security Improvements at Jewish Community Centers (VIDEO)

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UPDATED The Montgomery County Council has unanimously approved a $225,000 supplemental appropriation to fund security improvements at Bender JCC of Greater Washington, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School and the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. The elected leaders also approved an amendment to the resolution so additional organizations or faith groups can also receive county […]

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Robin Ficker Declares Candidacy in the 2018 Race for County Executive

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Boyds resident Robin Ficker, a Republican, is running for the office of Montgomery County Executive in the 2018 election. Ficker filed his paperwork at the Board of Elections offices on Tuesday, the first day candidates in the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election could file. He’s the first candidate to file his paperwork in the 2018 race […]

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Candidate Filings for 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election Begin on Feb. 28

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Candidates who plan to run for office in the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election can begin filing at the Board of Elections (BOE) office on Feb. 28. Races on the 2018 ballot include the following Montgomery County offices: County Executive, County Council, State’s Attorney, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Register of Wills, Sheriff, and the Montgomery […]

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Marilyn Balcombe Plans Run for County Council in 2018 (VIDEO)

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Germantown resident Marilyn Balcombe, who is the president and CEO of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce, is planning a run for Montgomery County Council in 2018. In an interview at the studios of Montgomery Community Media (see videos below), Balcombe, a Democrat, said she wants to make sure the County Council has experienced, knowledgeable, and […]

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A Conversation With State Delegate Elect-Jheanelle Wilkins

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The Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee (MCDCC) has elected Jheanelle Wilkins to fill the vacant Maryland state delegate seat for Maryland’s 20th Legislative District covering Silver Spring and Takoma Park. Wilkins will succeed former Delegate Will Smith, who will serve the remaining term in the office of State Senator for District 20 after the seat […]

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County Council VP Hans Riemer is Excited About the Election of 2018 (VIDEO)

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Montgomery County Council Vice President Hans Riemer said he is looking forward to the election of 2018. That’s when at least four new Montgomery County Councilmembers, and a new County Executive will be elected and speculation about who might run in those races has already begun. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video:

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Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.

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