Endorsement Roundup: Nurses for Elrich; Leggett for Dang, Katz

Nurses Endorse Elrich for Montgomery County Executive The National Nurses Organizing Committee, an affiliate of National Nurses United, the nation’s largest union of registered nurses, endorsed Montgomery County...

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District 1 Candidates Face Off on DLC, Amazon

Seven Democrats vying to be the next to represent District 1 on the Montgomery County Council showed off their differences Thursday night at a forum hosted by Friends of White Flint. On issues such as the privatization of the...

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M-83 Divides County Executive Candidates at Forum

M-83, the long-debate extension of the Mid County Highway into Clarksburg, drew support from three county executive candidates Thursday morning at a forum hosted by the Suburban Maryland Transportation Alliance. The three...

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Elections Board Completes Draft of Sample Ballots

Montgomery County Democrats will see all 31 County Council at-large candidates on one side of their primary election ballot, according to sample ballots available at the county’s Board of Elections offices. Most have the...

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Silver Spring Woman Traces Movement from ‘D’ to ‘R’

Liz Matory was, in 2014, a Democrat who wanted to represent the suburban Montgomery County District 18 in the Maryland House of Delegates. Four years later, Matory, 38, has forsaken the Democratic Party, supports President Trump...

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Ballot Shows More Women Seeking Election Than in 2014

More women are seeking public office in this year’s primary election, according to data from the Maryland State Board of Elections. Data from the state’s 2018 gubernatorial primary election candidates list shows...

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March 22, 2018 | Staff Writer

Hucker Picks Up Endorsement From Workers Union

Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker has been endorsed by 32BJ SEIU during his reelection campaign in District 5. 32BJ SEIU is one of the largest workers union in the country with more than 160,000 members across the country, including 18,000 in the D.C. metro area. Jaime Contreras, who serves as the union’s vice president, said […]

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March 22, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Blair Says He Would Seek Local Regulatory Powers for Firearms

Montgomery County executive candidate David Blair said that if Maryland won’t pass tougher gun laws, he would seek local regulatory powers for guns. The plan, called “Guns Have No Place in Schools,” includes: Increasing the age for a state concealed carry permit beyond school-age years to 21; Enacting more stringent reporting laws to increase gun […]

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March 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

Bilingual Voters Needed for 2018 Gubernatorial Election

Due to the diversity within the County, the Montgomery County Board of Elections is in need of bilingual voters for the upcoming Gubernatorial Primary Election to serve as election workers at polling places. To qualify for the paid positions, individuals must be at least 16 years old; registered to vote in the State of Maryland; […]

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March 6, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

County Executive Candidates Quizzed on Amazon

The Amazon bid for a new headquarters and the county’s economic development dominated discussion Monday night at a county executive candidate forum in Olney. “We need a county executive to talk business,” former Rockville mayor Rose Krasnow said. “If they sense they’re not liked … then we don’t have a chance to get them.” The […]

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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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March 5, 2018 | Mitti Hicks and Douglas Tallman

MoCo Votes Blog: Lierman for Miller, Duncan for Trone

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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March 1, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Black Business Council Hosts County Executive Forum

Montgomery County Black Business Council (MCBBC) hosted a candidate forum for county executive Wednesday from 7:30 to 10 a.m. The forum was open to the public and was held at the Silver Spring Civic Building. The Council is comprised of a group of Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce who organized this forum to provide businesses […]

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March 1, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Outlines Prosperity Agenda

Councilmember Roger Berliner released a white paper Thursday outlining how he would increase economic prosperity in Montgomery County. “Nothing is more important than creating greater shared economic prosperity if we are to create a ‘more perfect Montgomery County’ …,” Berliner writes in the white paper, which is available online here. Berliner is one of six […]

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February 28, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Executive Candidates Hear from Black Business Leaders

Updated:  Original 2.28.18 About 350 people attended a county executive forum Wednesday morning hosted by the Montgomery County Black Business Council, an affinity group of the Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce. The event, at the Silver Spring Civic Building, gave five Democratic candidates and the single Republican candidate a chance to hear concerns from black […]

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February 27, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Candidate Filing Deadline Passes

Tuesday was the candidate filing deadline, and here’s who voters will select when they head to the primary election June 26: Governor, Senate, Congress Courthouse races and Board of Education County executive, County Council races.

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