Hogan: Visits to County Show Montgomery’s Importance

Gov. Larry Hogan, trying to be the first Republican in more than 60 years to win re-election in Maryland, has visited Montgomery County at least four times since the summer started. Earlier this month, the governor said he could...

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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...

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Hogan Would Support Changes to How Marylanders Vote in Primaries

Gov. Larry Hogan said he would support changes to the way political parties choose candidates for the general election either, saying he would support runoff elections where a candidate needs 50 percent of a party’s support...

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Jawando Describes Why He’s Supporting Democratic Nominees

Will Jawando, a Democratic nominee for an at-large seat on the Montgomery County Council, tells why fellow Democrats need to support all the party’s candidates in November:...

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Updated: Elrich Offers Blair Spot on Transition Team

This story has been expanded from its original publication. Democratic county executive candidate Marc Elrich told supporters Thursday night that he had asked his primary opponent David Blair to join his transition team if Elrich...

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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...

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July 17, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Blair Says He Anticipates Seeking Recount in County Executive Race

Montgomery County executive candidate David Blair said Tuesday that he anticipates he will ask the county Board of Elections to perform a full recount of Democratic primary election ballots. “We have been informed that it will take approximately a week to perform a recount of the election results. Recognizing that the next Montgomery County Executive […]

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July 9, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATE: State Accepts Floreen’s Independent Candidacy; Elrich Defeats Blair

Update, 5:20 p.m.: A Maryland State Board of Elections said Monday the board would conditionally accept Councilmember Nancy Floreen’s independent candidacy for county executive. She must change her party registration from Democrat to “unaffiliated” by Aug. 6, and she must submit about 7,000 signatures from Montgomery County registered voters supporting her appearance on the ballot, […]

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July 6, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

What Six Winning Candidates Had to Say

We invited primary winners to stop by the Montgomery Community Media studios to discuss their victories. Here’s what they had to say: Patricia O’Neill, winner of the nonpartisan primary for Montgomery County Board of Education District 3 Julie Reiley, winner of the nonpartisan primary for Montgomery County Board of Education At-Large: Robert Dyer, winner of […]

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July 3, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Ficker Will Receive Public Election Funds After All

Republican Montgomery County executive candidate Robin Ficker has succeeded in receiving matching funds from the county’s public election fund, according to an email message he shared Tuesday. Ficker is in line to receive $231,185 from the fund, according to the email from Taggart Hutchinson, an associate county attorney. Ficker had filed suit against the county […]

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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 28, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Floreen: ‘Election Will Lessen the Hold of Takoma Park on Montgomery County Decision Making’

As part of Montgomery Community Media’s live primary election coverage Tuesday night, Councilmember Nancy Floreen stopped by to talk about the races and other issues facing the county. One of her points was that she had “three colleagues who could carpool easily.” Here’s the video:

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June 27, 2018 | Mitti Hicks and Douglas Tallman

Elrich, Blair in Too Close to Call County Executive Race

Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich and Rockville health care executive David Blair were in a virtual dead heat last night in the race to be the county’s next county executive. With 251 of 255 precincts reporting, Elrich had 34,163 votes and Blair had 33,788 votes, a difference of 375 votes. “It’s clear the race is […]

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June 26, 2018 | Mitti Hicks, Douglas Tallman, and Michelle Queen

#MoCoVotesMCM Primary Election June 26

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 elect a governor, a state legislature, a county executive, a County Council, members of the school board and the House of Representatives, and much more. […]

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June 26, 2018 | Mitti Hicks, Douglas Tallman, and Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Executive Primary Election Day

Montgomery County voters will elect a new County Executive this election cycle. The 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election takes place June 26, 2018. Polls are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the primary election.  Anyone in line at 8 p.m. will be permitted to vote. The Board of Elections will release results of […]

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June 26, 2018 | Mitti Hicks, Douglas Tallman, and Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Council At Large Primary Election Day

Montgomery County voters will elect nine County Councilmembers in November, four at large members and one from each of the five council districts. The 2018 Gubernatorial primary election is June 26, 2018. Polls are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the primary election.  Anyone in line at 8 p.m. will be permitted […]

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