Spiegel Announces Run for County Council

Ryan Spiegel head shotGaithersburg City Councilmember Ryan Spiegel announced on Dec. 5 that he will run for the District 3 Montgomery County Council seat currently held by Montgomery County Councilmember Phil Andrews.

Andrews has said he will not seek reelection as he is running for County Executive in 2014.

“I will bring that important combination of legislative experience and leadership style to the Montgomery County Council,” said Spiegel in an email blast.

“During my two terms on the Gaithersburg City Council, we’ve implemented cutting-edge policies on sustainability, economic development, housing, and job creation, all while preserving the quality of existing neighborhoods and our excellent record of constituent service,” Spiegel wrote. “We’ve achieved big successes for public safety, transportation, cultural events, and open space, while maintaining a fiscally responsible budget. And we’ve increased our support for critical social programs addressing senior living, medical care, homelessness, financial education, and youth empowerment.”

“But just as important is the way in which we’ve governed,” he continued. “I have worked with colleagues of all political stripes to foster an atmosphere of mutual respect and to build consensus on major decisions. And by reaching out and working together, we’ve managed to get incredible things done to make Gaithersburg one of the most progressive and productive cities in the nation.”

“It is imperative that someone with experience, vision, and commitment be elected to continue serving the people of District 3, which includes Rockville, Gaithersburg, Leisure World, Washington Grove, and parts of Aspen Hill, Derwood, North Potomac, and Potomac,” Spiegel wrote.

In the coming weeks, Spiegel said his campaign will roll out the details of its policy priorities, update his webpage, and schedule campaign events, etc.

According to the state’s elections website, no candidate has officially filed to run for the District 3 Council seat to date. For more info, visit

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