Election 2018

February 16, 2018 | Laura Rowles

Chamber of Commerce Debate Set for Candidates for County Executive Race

The Maryland County Executive elections of 2018 will take place on November 6, with the primary election occurring on June 26.  The 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election is set for June 26 and it’s sure to be a historic election for Montgomery County. When voters go to the polls, they will elect a governor, a state […]

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February 9, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Silver Spring CPA Running in Democratic Primary for At-Large Seat on County Council

A 48-year-old CPA is trying to be a business-friendly voice in this year’s Democratic primary for at at-large seat on the Montgomery County Council. “The county is ready for a pro-business candidate. I am one, that’s the message I’m trying to get across,” said Michele Riley of Silver Spring. “To the extent that the county […]

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January 31, 2018 | Staff Writer

Candidates Running for Maryland Senate, House of Delegates

Candidates who have filed to appear in the Primary Election ballot June 26 for state Senate and House of Delegates. Early voting is from June 14 to June 21. The filing deadline is 9 p.m. Feb. 27. State Senate: Legislative District 14 Robert Drozd, Republican Craig J. Zucker, Democratic   Legislative District 15 David Wilson, […]

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January 29, 2018 | Staff Writer

Candidates Running for Montgomery County Executive, Council

Candidates who have filed to appear in the Primary Election ballot June 26 for county executive and County Council. Early voting is from June 14 to June 21. The filing deadline is 9 p.m. Feb. 27. County Executive Robin Ficker, Republican Roger Berliner, Democratic Marc Elrich, Democratic Bill Frick, Democratic Rose Krasnow, Democratic George L. […]

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November 29, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Education Can Help Fight Gang Violence, Turnbull Says

Susan Turnbull, whom Ben Jealous announced Wednesday as his running mate, said that part of the solution to gang violence and Baltimore crime rests in providing more education. “I think part of it is moving from incarceration to education, giving people educational opportunity,” said Turnbull, in an interview with MyMCMedia. “If you have no place […]

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November 29, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Jealous Selects Turnbull as Running Mate

Ben Jealous, who seeks to be Maryland’s first African-American governor, tapped Susan Turnbull of Bethesda to be his running mate in the 2018 Democratic primary. Turnbull has played roles in behind-the-scenes politics at both the state and national levels. Her 40-year career has included stints with nonprofits, businesses and on Capitol Hill. “I’m honored to […]

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November 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

State Seeks To Dismiss Vignarajah’s Suit Asserting Eligibility for Governor

Attorneys for the Maryland State Board of Elections have asked an Anne Arundel County judge to dismiss a claim, brought by a Montgomery County resident, that she is eligible to run for governor. Krishanti Vignarajah of Gaithersburg had filed suit asking the court to declare her eligible for the election because of comments made by […]

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November 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Maryland Matters: Hurson Seeking At-Large Seat on Montgomery County Council

  The Maryland Matters blog has a report today that former delegate John Hurson will be seeking an at-large seat on the Montgomery County Council. “I have felt for a long time that county government is something I wanted to do, mainly because it’s so close to the people in their everyday lives, much more […]

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November 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

Only Four GOP Candidates Have Filed to Run in County Council and County Executive Races

More than three dozen Democrat have filed to run in the 2018 county council and county executive races in Montgomery County. That’s compared to only four Republicans who have done the same so far, according to the Washington Post. The Post notes that it has been 15 years since a Republican won a seat on […]

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October 10, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Andrew Friedson Enters Race for Council District 1

A 31-year-old who grew up in Montgomery County is running in the Democratic primary for the County Council’s 1st District to address what he called the “Montgomery County squeeze.” Andrew Friedson of Bethesda said he wanted to make sure communities are livable and accessible for families. “That means addressing the ‘Montgomery County squeeze’ that’s putting […]

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