county executive

September 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Executive Candidates Face Off

Montgomery County’s county executive candidates faced off Saturday at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Rockville. Democrat Marc Elrich, Republican Robin Ficker and independent Nancy Floreen answered questions for nearly two hours, The Washington Post reported. Montgomery Community Media will hold a forum with all three at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1 at MCM Studios. Elrich, […]

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August 22, 2018 | Staff Writer

Board of Elections Verifies Nancy Floreen as Independent Candidate for County Executive

Councilmember Nancy Floreen received word today that she will appear as an independent candidate for Montgomery County executive on the November ballot. Floreen petitioned the Montgomery County Board of Elections in Gaithersburg earlier this month when she delivered 20,360 signatures supporting her candidacy. Floreen needed to collect at least 7,243 valid signatures to qualify as a candidate. […]

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August 6, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Floreen Delivers Signatures That Could Put Her on November Ballot

Councilmember Nancy Floreen said she collected 20,343 signatures, nearly three times the figure — 7,255 — to put her independent candidacy for Montgomery County executive on the November ballot. Floreen delivered four boxes of signatures to the Montgomery County Board of Elections in Gaithersburg, saying her candidacy was an attempt to bring people together, not […]

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July 23, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

After Recount, Elrich the Democratic Nominee for County Executive

Councilmember Marc Elrich is the Democratic nominee for county executive, after the Montgomery County Board of Elections completed its recount of ballots.  Health care executive David Blair of Potomac picked up five votes in the recount, and Elrich picked up three for a net gain of two votes for Blair.  “Now we can all join together and move forward,” Blair said.   […]

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July 11, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Floreen Pressing Forward with Independent Campaign

Councilwoman Nancy Floreen announced Wednesday she would pursue an independent candidacy for Montgomery County executive, the latest step in an already tumultuous 2018 election. Floreen’s decision comes two days after the Montgomery County Board of Elections completed tallying absentee and provisional ballots in the Democratic primary for the county executive’s race. With all the ballots […]

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July 2, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Floreen Files an Independent Candidacy for County Executive

Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Floreen filed Monday an independent candidacy for county executive, another wrinkle in the 2018 election season. In a 143-word statement, Floreen said she would announce her final decision on candidacy once all the primary votes for county executive have been certified. The Democratic primary for county executive remains too close to […]

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June 11, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Franchot Endorses Blair for County Executive

Comptroller Peter Franchot endorsed David Blair of Potomac on Monday, choosing the former health care executive as his pick to succeed Ike Leggett as Montgomery County executive. Proud to endorse @DavidTBlair for Montgomery County Executive. David has the vision and the experience of a leader that our county deserves, and I respectfully urge you to […]

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June 7, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich Wins Endorsement from Montgomery Teachers

Councilmember Marc Elrich received the endorsement of the Montgomery County Education Association, the union that represents teachers, counselors and other educators. In a Thursday interview, the Democrat called the endorsement a “big boost.” “People have a very positive view of teachers, and they should because teachers educate their kids. And I think they make an […]

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May 30, 2018 | Staff Writer

Students will Speak Out at Youth Summit Thursday

Students ages 11 to 19 will speak to county representatives during a Youth Summit Thursday, May 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. in Silver Spring. This is the fourth year Montgomery Recreation is hosting the event, which was county executive Isaiah Leggett’s brainchild. “This is their opportunity to bring up issues that are important to them,” said Carmen Berrios, spokesperson for Montgomery Recreation. During previous youth summits, students have discussed issues […]

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April 27, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

County Executive Candidates Rap Energy Tax at Business Forum

Montgomery County executive candidates — even the County Council members who are vying for a new position — found much to criticize about Montgomery’s business policies, hitting the energy tax and the lack of analysis in how legislation affects county companies. The candidates, all Democrats running in the June 26 primary, spoke at a forum […]

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