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Leggett’s Governor Pick Is Rushern Baker … For Now (VIDEO)

County Executive Ike Leggett said he was not running for governor, and his pick — at least for now — is his former student, Rushern Baker. Baker is the county executive of Prince George’s County. Leggett discussed his...

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Union Hears from Democratic Candidates for Governor (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Four potential Democratic gubernatorial candidates appeared before members of SEIU Local 500 on Wednesday night making their pitches on what they would do for progressive causes in Annapolis. Each candidate addressed union...

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Delaney’s Future: “Working on Next Steps” (VIDEO)

Is Maryland congressman John Delaney planning a run for governor? That’s the question a lot of people are asking as the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election is just a little over a year away, June 26, 2018. Earlier this...

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Questions About Campaign Financing Fund Raised at GO Committee Meeting

There were several questions raised about Montgomery County’s new public election fund at the County Council’s Government Operations and Fiscal Policy (GO) Committee meeting Thursday morning. Leading the discussion...

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Councilmember Tom Hucker Files for Reelection to District 5 Council Seat (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker is running for reelection to keep his District 5 County Council seat. Hucker filed his elections paperwork Monday at the Board of Elections offices in Gaithersburg. He is the first...

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MoCo Vote 2016 Blog (VIDEO)

This is your source for the latest election news in Montgomery County. For more election news, visit our Vote 2016 page. We hope you will contribute your election updates and photos for this blog as well. You can email photos to...

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Here's What You Need to Know About the Election in Gaithersburg

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Gaithersburg holds its election Nov. 7. Here’s what you need to know: The city website has lots of information. The Elections Clerk can be reached at 301-258-6310, or by email at cityelections@gaithersburgmd.gov The clerk’s office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Early voting at City Hall is on Saturday, Oct. 28, […]

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Here's What You Need to Know About the Election in Takoma Park

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Voters in Takoma Park will head to the polls on Nov. 7, or before if residents choose to vote early. This year’s election will be different than before: voters will select their candidate of choice to serve for three years instead of two. Here’s what else voters should know: Voter Registration:  In Takoma Park, residents 16 […]

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Minimum Wage and Safe Roads Are Concerns for Takoma Park's Youngest Voters

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In just a few days, Markeeta, a student at Montgomery Blair High School, will cast her first ballot in the upcoming elections in Takoma Park. Markeeta is only 17 years old. In 2013, Takoma Park lowered the voting age requirement from 18 to 16 which is why candidates for the city council and mayor’s office […]

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Gaithersburg Woman Running for Governor

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I'm running for Gov. of Maryland so my daughter has the opportunity to realize her own American Dream. #mdpolitics https://t.co/MgLoVWwBhv — Krish Vignarajah (@KrishForMD) August 9, 2017 A former policy director for first lady Michelle Obama has entered the race for the Democratic nomination for Maryland governor. Krishanti Vignarajah, who lives in Gaithersburg, was born […]

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Candidates Who Want to Represent Montgomery County

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Here is the latest list of the candidates who want to represent Montgomery County in Congress, the State House, County Council, Board of Education, the courthouse and the central committees taken from the Maryland State Board of Elections website. Candidates have until Feb. 27, 2018, to file a candidacy. The primary election is June 26, 2018. The general […]

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No One Has Filed for Montgomery County School Board

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Here are the candidates who want to represent Montgomery County in the State House, County Council, Board of Education, the courthouse and the central committees taken from the Maryland State Board of Elections website. No one has filed for the school board and only one candidate has filed for either central committee. Candidates have until […]

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Takoma Park 2017 Elections: Here's What You Need to Know

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Elections for the City of Takoma Park will be held on Nov. 7 and this election will be slightly different than previous years. Elections are held every other year in Takoma Park but when voters head to the polls to cast their ballots, they are voting for their candidate of choice to serve for three […]

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New Progressive Group Endorses Bartlett's District 39 Run

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Bobby Bartlett, a Democrat seeking a District 39 seat in the House of Delegates, has been endorsed by “Run for Something,” an attempt to support the electoral ambitions of progressives, all under the age of 35. He is one of 65 candidates in 18 states, according to an email from the organization. Bartlett on Monday […]

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Leggett's Governor Pick Is Rushern Baker ... For Now (VIDEO)

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County Executive Ike Leggett said he was not running for governor, and his pick — at least for now — is his former student, Rushern Baker. Baker is the county executive of Prince George’s County. Leggett discussed his reasoning in this MyMCMedia Extra:

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

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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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Advocates Criticize Trump Budget at Delaney Roundtable (VIDEO)

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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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Five Things to Know for June 28 in Montgomery County

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Here are five things to know today, June 28, in Montgomery County: 1. In the Rough: Gates open for the Quicken Loans Pro-Am at TPC Potomac at 6:30 a.m. Action starts at 6:40 a.m. 2. Drinking and Driving: Montgomery County police and the Department of Liquor Control launch a public awareness campaign to prevent drunken […]

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Five Things to Know Today, June 27, in Montgomery County

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Here are five things to know today, June 27, in Montgomery County: 1. Council Agenda: The Montgomery County Council meets with a heavy agenda. Metro GM Paul Wiedefeld will talk about making the transit agency safe, reliable and affordable. The council also is scheduled to approve its transportation priorities letter. 2. Regionally Speaking: Also part […]

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Five Things to Know Today, June 26, in Montgomery County

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Here are five things to know today, June 26, in Montgomery County: 1. MoCo Votes: One year from today, Montgomery County voters will cast their ballots in the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election. Follow our #MoCoVotesMCM coverage online for everything you need to know about this historic election. 2. Metro Changes: Be prepared. New Metrorail fares and schedules are […]

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Call for Candidates: Gaithersburg City Election Set for Nov. 7th

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The city of Gaithersburg will hold an election on Nov. 7 for the positions of Mayor and two City Council members. The terms of Mayor Jud Ashman and Gaithersburg Councilmembers Yvette Monroe and Michael Sesma expire in November. If you are interested in running for these positions, candidate packets will become available on June 2nd. […]

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Berliner: During Political Season, He Remains 'Committed to Working with Colleagues'

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Council President Roger Berliner said he remains “committed to working” with his colleagues on the issues. Here’s his full reply to a question about how he anticipates the council to work through the upcoming political season:

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Katz Says He Will Seek a Second Term on the County Council

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Although he is not making a formal announcement yet, Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz confirms he will seek a second term on the Montgomery County Council. Katz, the former Mayor of Gaithersburg, is serving his first term in the District 3 seat, representing about 200,000 people in Gaithersburg, Rockville, Washington Grove and Leisure World, as […]

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Five Things to Know Today, April 24, in Montgomery County

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Here are five things to know today, April 24, in Montgomery County: 1. Rainy commute: Don’t leave the house without an umbrella as rain showers are in the forecast today and tomorrow. 2. Free Fares: The 30th annual Give and Ride food drive campaign is underway this week. You can ride for free by donating […]

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