Councilmember Marc Elrich

March 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Council to Host Town Hall Meeting in White Oak March 14

The Montgomery County Council will host a Town Hall Meeting in White Oak on Wednesday, March 14. The nine-member Council includes President Hans Riemer, Vice President Nancy Navarro and Councilmembers Roger Berliner, Marc Elrich, Nancy Floreen, Tom Hucker, Sidney Katz, George Leventhal and Craig Rice. According to a news release, the meeting will be held […]

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March 5, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Candidates Provide Re-Assuring Message to Latino Democrats

Montgomery County executive candidates Thursday night assured members of the Latino Democratic Club that if elected they would not reverse policies protecting immigrants. And Councilmember George Leventhal said he would be introducing legislation that would prohibit the county jail from accepting Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees. “We don’t do that now, but there are counties […]

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September 24, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

County Officials Launch “Renters Have Rights” Campaign (VIDEO)

There’s a new campaign in Montgomery County aimed for tenants to voice housing concerns. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined Montgomery County Councilmembers and the Department of Housing and Community Affairs in Bethesda early Thursday to launch the “Renters Have Rights” initiative. According to Leggett, the goal of this campaign is to inform renters they […]

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September 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Ficker Left Out of Candidates Debate

Republican county executive candidate Robin Ficker is objecting to a Nov. 15 forum hosted by The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce because the event includes only the three Democratic candidates for the position. The event got an attack from a second front — that the chamber was seeking $50 from chamber members and $70 from […]

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September 4, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Candidates March in Labor Day Parades (VIDEO)

Monday was the unofficial end of summer, and it was the unofficial start of the political season. With parades in Kensington and Gaithersburg, politicians were out in full force. Here’s what the four declared candidates for county executive have to say about what voters are telling them at this early stage of the campaign: We […]

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August 11, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 for Aug.4-10

The loss of an educator topped our list of stories for the previous week.

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August 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Libraries Director Parker Hamilton Retires (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Libraries Director Parker Hamilton is retiring after 37 years with the county and 12 years as director of the library system. In a recent interview with Susan Kenedy, Hamilton talks about her life and her career. Watch their conversation, below: Previous post MCPL Director Parker Hamilton Announces Her Retirement, Leggett Says She […]

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June 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Katz Finds Common Ground with Dogs

A bill offered by Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz would create canine freedom at dog parks established by county municipalities. Katz introduced the bill at the council’s meeting June 20. Dogs now can be off-leash (technically “at large”) in dog parks in Montgomery County established and overseen by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission […]

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June 9, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Councilmember Craig Rice Announces Re-Election Bid

Councilmember Craig Rice ended speculation Friday that he would run for county executive and instead seek re-election. “I’ve decided to launch my re-election campaign and I hope you’ll be there with me,” Rice said in a video statement he distributed. Rice represents District 2, which covers Germantown, Damascus and other upcounty communities. In the video, […]

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June 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Formally Enters County Executive Race

County Council President Roger Berliner said Wednesday he would work to bring prosperity for all county residents. “Not just some, but all. Extending the ladder of economic opportunity up and down,” Berliner said at an event announcing his campaign to become Montgomery’s next county executive. About 70 people attended the announcement, at Owen’s Ordinary. Berliner […]

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