MoCo Votes Blog: Seventh Candidate Enters Democratic Primary for Governor

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 more. They’ll find out whether public financing works in local elections. Early voting in 2018 takes place from June 14 – 21, 2018. Follow our coverage here and below:

Democratic Primary for Governor Gets Seventh Candidate

Baltimore County Executive Kicks Off Run for Governor

And in other news:

Washington Post: Doug Gansler decides to sit out of 2018 gubernatorial races

Baltimore Sun: Annapolis restaurant, known for his politician-themed fare, changes hands

Conway Gets Public Election Fund Payment

Conway Receives $100,746 in Public Matching Funds

A Rundown of Upcoming Political Events

Ficker to Address Montgomery Republicans


Councilmember Katz Has A Challenger for District 3

Shnider Challenging Katz for Seat on County Council

Candidates Spread Their Messages at Labor Day Parades

Candidates March in Labor Day Parades (VIDEO)

Aruna Miller Endorsed by EMILY’s List

The District 15 delegate is running for the open 6th Congressional District seat.

Del. Aruna Miller Wins EMILY’s List Endorsement

Branson Enters At Large Race

Cherri Branson announces that she is running for an at large County Council seat.

Branson Announces At-Large Bid for County Council

Politics Watch

Here is a list of candidates who have filed with the Maryland State Board of Elections as of Aug. 29.

And if you haven’t had your fill of Purple Line news, veteran political commentator Josh Kurtz gives his take in The Purple Line: A Long, Strange Trip for 16 Miles of Track.

State Sen. Rich Madaleno released a video on Thursday comparing President Trump’s response to the violence during the Charlottesville, Virginia, protests and Gov. Larry Hogan’s own statements about the Roger Brooke Taney statue on the State House grounds.

Who Said It Worst – Trump or Hogan?

Larry Hogan would love it if you just forgot all about this.

Posted by Rich Madaleno on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Long-time Maryland political observer Barry Rascovar doesn’t think much of John Delaney’s presidential run. “… [H]is odds at this point are slim and none – and Slim just left town.”

John Delaney for . . . President??


Johns Seeks District 18 Seat

A counter-terrorism policy analyst is running for a District 18 seat in the General Assembly.

Mila Johns Running in District 18

Katz Files for Re-Election

Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz is officially running for re-election. Katz, who represents District 3, filed his election paperwork on Aug. 9 at the Board of Elections office in Gaithersburg.  Katz said he plans to use public financing for his campaign.

County Councilmember Sidney Katz Files For Re-Election (VIDEO)

Trone Campaigns for Congress in Germantown

David Trone, a Democrat running for Maryland’s 6th District, met with voters over the weekend in western Maryland and Montgomery County. In Germantown, Trone said he expects to raise lots of small donations to fund his campaign.

Trone Expects to Raise Lots of Small Donations to Fund Campaign (VIDEO)

Trone ended his weekend tour with supporters at a barbecue at Smokey Glen Farm where he described the turnout as “great.”

Meet Meitiv

Danielle Meitiv, a Democrat running for an at-large seat on the Montgomery County Council, is meeting residents on Aug. 13 at Coffee Republic in King Farm. She is also hosting an eclipse watch party on Aug. 21 at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park in Silver Spring.

You can find out more about her campaign, here.

Meredith Wellington Files for District 1 County Council

A Democrat, Meredith Wellington is running for the District 1 County Council seat. Wellington filed her paperwork for the seat on Aug. 4th. On her website, she said she’s running because, “we can do better.”

You can find out more, including where she stands on some of the issues, such as schools and traffic, the environment and economic development, here.

Bill Conway Files Paperwork for At-Large County Council Seat

Bill Conway is the latest Democrat to file his paperwork for the Montgomery County Council at-large race.


You can find out more about Conway on his website, here.

Other candidates who have officially filed their paperwork at the Board of Elections office in this race at this date, include: Brandy Brooks, Ron Colbert, Hoan Dang, Richard Gottfried, Danielle Meitiv, Hans Riemer Darwin Romero and Tim Willard.

Trone Tours the State

David Trone, a Democrat running for Maryland’s 6th District congressional seat, is making stops in five counties this weekend.

Trone began his tour on Friday at the fair in Garrett County.

On Saturday, Trone was scheduled to meet voters in Oakland, Cumberland, Smithsburg, and Hagerstown. On Sunday, he has stops scheduled in Williamsport, Frederick, Germantown (Butler’s Orchard from 4 – 5 p.m.) and Gaithersburg (Family Barbecue at Smokey Glen 5 – 7 p.m.).

You can find out more about his campaign, here.

Jealous Supports Free Community College

Ben Jealous, a Democrat, running for governor in Maryland, wants to make community college free.

Leggett Likes Baker for Governor

In the governor’s race, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett likes Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker.

Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video, below:

Trone Runs for Maryland’s 6th District Seat

David Trone Announces He’s Running For Congress (VIDEO)


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