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February 23, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Ortman-Fouse Says She’s Seeking Council Seat

Jill Ortman-Fouse, who was seeking her first re-election to the Montgomery County Board of Education, has decided to forgo that seat, endorse the man who was seeking to challenge her and run instead for an at-large seat for County Council. Ortman-Fouse made the announcement on Facebook on Friday. “I know there are about 30 candidates […]

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February 22, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

‘Undecided’ Voters Still Lead in Poll, Then Baker, Jealous, Kamenetz

A statewide poll released Thursday showed no clear winner in the crowded Democratic primary for the party’s gubernatorial nomination. Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker would win 19 percent of the vote if the Democratic primary were held today, according to the Goucher Poll. Even if he was named more often than the others who […]

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February 22, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Kamenetz Picks Former Councilmember Valerie Ervin as Running Mate

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, one of eight people seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, has selected former Montgomery County Councilmember Valerie Ervin as his running mate. We're so happy to have @ValerieErvin joining the team as Lieutenant Governor! Say you're in today >> https://t.co/CK3y3gXSvP #MDpolitics pic.twitter.com/NIDVWutImv — Kevin Kamenetz (@kevinkamenetz) February 22, 2018 Ervin […]

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February 20, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Candidate Baker Visits Montgomery to Talk Homelessness, Reveal Running Mate

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, who is running for Maryland governor, visited the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless on Tuesday along with his new running mate, Elizabeth Embry. During the meeting, MCCH Executive Director Susie Sinclair-Smith described programs and the county’s efforts, with the support of businesses, to reduce homelesseness. After the meeting, […]

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February 20, 2018 | Mitti Hicks and Douglas Tallman

MoCo Votes Blog: Gubernatorial Candidates Pick Running Mates

The 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election is set for June 26, 2018, and it’s sure to be a historic election for Montgomery County. When voters go to the polls, they will will elect a governor, a state legislature, a county executive, a County Council, members of the school board and the House of Representatives, and much […]

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February 20, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Remains Popular Governor in Goucher Poll

Gov. Larry Hogan remains a popular politician — a Republican in heavily Democratic Maryland. A statewide poll reported Hogan’s approval rating at 61 percent, the same figure the same poll reported in September. Hogan’s popularity, however, didn’t extend to President Donald Trump. The Goucher Poll, conducted by the Towson college, found 27 percent approved of […]

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February 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

Candidates Face Off at GCAAR Forum

Seven Montgomery County Council at-large candidates fielded questions from members of three development groups Wednesday, the fourth and last forum for the crowded at-large field. The candidates largely supported the recordation tax, a levy imposed on the transfer of property. They said the money was needed to fund the capital needs of Montgomery County Public […]

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February 13, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Blair Rolls Out Prescription Program for Seniors

County executive candidate David Blair said Tuesday he believes the county can help seniors with their prescriptions by pointing out discount programs and looking for drug interactions. He first discussed the idea at a Leisure World event last week. Here he is talking about the plan at his Rockville headquarters: On Tuesday he talked with […]

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February 11, 2018 | Staff Writer

Election Workers Needed for Primary Election

The Montgomery County Board of Elections is seeking registered voters to serve as election workers at polling places for the Primary Election to be held on June 26. Individuals are needed to serve throughout the county; particularly in the areas of Bethesda, Cabin John, Chevy Chase, Darnestown, Potomac and Rockville. Because of the diversity within […]

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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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