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August 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

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

With his wife Sally by his side, Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz, a Democrat, filed his paperwork at the Board of Elections Wednesday as he prepares to run for re-election to his District 3 seat in 2018.  A former mayor of Gaithersburg, Katz is finishing his first term on the County Council and it’s a […]

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July 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Brooks Files for At-Large County Council Seat

A community organizer has entered the at-large race for the Democratic nomination for Montgomery County Council. “I’m running because I’m so excited to be working for a Montgomery County that works for all of us,” said Brandy H.M. Brooks, 40, of Wheaton. She said the county has abundant resources, which should be equitably shared by […]

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July 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Riemer Files for Re-Election to Montgomery County Council (VIDEO)

Councilmember Hans Riemer filed for a third term on the Montgomery County Council, completing paperwork at the county Board of Elections on Wednesday. We asked him about what he plans to do for the next four years, and what he considers his accomplishments for the last eight years. Here’s what he said: Riemer was an […]

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July 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

On the Agenda: County Council Committees Meet Thursday

Several Montgomery County Council committees are meeting Thursday. On the agenda, student loans, taxicabs, public campaign financing, a telework regulation, declaration of no further need property, and safe routes to school. Below is the committee schedule: The Montgomery County Council’s Government Operations and Fiscal Policy and Education committees will meet jointly at 9:30 a.m. to […]

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July 17, 2017 | Sonya Burke

State Senator Cheryl Kagan Considers Political Options in 2018, Including the County Executive’s Race

Make no doubt about it, State Senator Cheryl Kagan, a Democrat, loves representing District 17 residents in Annapolis. “I am honored to represent the residents of Gaithersburg and Rockville,” she said in an interview Monday. But she’s also considering some other options in 2018, including the race for Montgomery County executive. Over the last few […]

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July 14, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Questions with U.S. Reps Raskin and Delaney (VIDEO)

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin went live on Facebook from the backseat of a car with U.S. Rep. John Delaney on Thursday afternoon as the two Democrats fielded some questions about their first job, their first album, Elton John, food, and people they would like to meet. At the beginning of the video, Raskin said he […]

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July 14, 2017 | Sonya Burke and Douglas Tallman

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz Considers a Run for Governor (VIDEO)

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said he is considering a run for governor in 2018. Kamenetz is touting his record of service in Baltimore County and said he may enter the race because there is a lot of work to get done statewide. He said his experience in Baltimore County on issues such as school […]

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July 13, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Valerie Ervin on County Executive Race: ‘Where are the Women Candidates?’ (VIDEO)

Former Montgomery County Councilmember Valerie Ervin is looking forward to the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election next year. Ervin, now a senior adviser for the Working Families Party, said she thinks the Montgomery County Council race is going to be exciting because of the growing number of candidates in the at-large race. She said the public […]

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July 10, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Governor Hogan on Re-Election and Potential Opponents, Including Delaney (VIDEOS)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan was asked about his 2018 reelection campaign during a stop in Silver Spring on Monday. “It’s a year and a half away so I got plenty of time to look at that,” said Hogan. “The folks on the other side of the aisle have about a year to figure out who […]

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July 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Advocates Criticize Trump Budget at Delaney Roundtable (VIDEO)

Environmental, housing and business advocates uniformly criticized President Donald Trump’s budget Friday, saying its program cuts will have a dire effect on Montgomery County. Rep. John Delaney assured the group that the budget will not pass in its current form, but he did warn that the county activists still have work to do. “While we […]

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