Ficker to Address Montgomery Republicans

The Montgomery County GOP for District 17 meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at the MCGOP headquarters, 15833 Crabbs Branch Way, Rockville. Guest speaker is Robin Ficker, Republican candidate for county executive.

Dr. Jill Biden will speak to the Women’s Democratic Club of Montgomery County at the Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road. The sold-out event starts with a reception at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14.

The Women’s Democratic Club meets Monday, Sept. 18, at Bar Louie, 11006 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton. The event starts at 5:30 p.m.

Education advocate Laurie Halverson, who served on the Maryland State Board of Education, will discuss growing concerns about the Montgomery County Public Schools. The event is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Barking Dog, 4723 Elm St., Bethesda. Free admission. For information, write Gail Weiss at

Lesley Lopez, Democratic candidate for District 39 has a political trivia night starting at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Flanagan’s Harp & Fiddle, 4844 Cordell Ave., Bethesda. Tickets $25 and up. Lopez has filed for the District 39 primary, according to online records of the Maryland State Board of Elections.

Del. David Moon holds an Economic Justice Fundraiser, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Takoma Beverage Co., 6917 Laurel Ave., Takoma Park. Host committee: SEIU & 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. House Speaker Mike Busch and Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart invited. Tickets $40 and up. Moon has not filed for re-election.

Comptroller Peter Franchot (D) holds an evening reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Wye House, 26080 Bruffs Island Road, Easton. Tickets $250 and up. For information, call Susan O’Brien at 443-254-6000 or write Franchot has not filed for re-election.

Del. Eric Luedtke (D) of District 14, holds a fall reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Greene Turtle, 15660 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Tickets $50 and up. For more information, call Stephanie Binetti at 410-409-5560 or write Luedtke has filed for re-election.

Democrat Emily Shetty kicks off her District 18 campaign in Kensington on Oct. 1. Shetty has not filed for the District 18 primary.

Del. Jeff Waldstreicher (D) of District 18 holds a reception for his state Senate campaign from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the home of Barry and Joanne Lynn, 2318 Ashboro Drive, Chevy Chase. Tickets $100 and up. Invited guests include House Speaker Michael Busch, Del. Dereck Davis, Sen. Rich Madaleno and Rep. Jamie Raskin. For information, call Gabrielle Feliciani at 410-547-8884 or write Waldstreicher has filed to run for the seat in the Democratic primary.

A reception for Gov. Larry Hogan (R) will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at Woodmont Country Club, 1201 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Tickets: TBA. Hosted by the Montgomery County Republican Central Committee. Hogan has not filed for re-election.

The Committee for Montgomery holds its annual Legislative Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Bethesda North Marriott, 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda. Tickets: TBA.

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