Riemer Joins List of Challengers to Elrich’s Re-Election Bid

Hans Riemer | July 2019

And then there were three candidates running for Montgomery County Executive in the June 2022 primary.

County Executive Marc Elrich previously announced he is seeking re-election. He was elected to that position in November of 2018. As of June 1, he has two opponents, County Councilmember Hans Riemer and businessperson David Blair.

As Riemer strongly hinted previously, he will run for that office as will Blair, who lost to Elrich by fewer than 80 votes in June of 2018.

Riemer is kicking off his campaign at noon on June 12 at the Silver Spring Brewing Company in Metro Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring. “Montgomery County needs¬†progressive leadership that is effective and forward thinking. It is time to move on from the politics of the past. You know my deep convictions for Democratic values and my record as a councilmember with a vision for the future,” he wrote in announcing his candidacy.

Riemer has been at odds with Elrich on many issues. On council, he has been a frequent critic of the Student Resource Officer program, in which a Montgomery County police officer is assigned to work inside a public school building. He also has been at the forefront to bring 5G wireless to the county.

Blair is an entrepreneur who founded the Council for Advocacy and Policy Solutions. He also founded Catalyst Health Solutions.

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