2018 election

September 28, 2018 | Staff Writer

Voter Registration, Election Worker Drives Set for Montgomery Libraries

Montgomery County Board of Elections will conduct these voter registration and election worker recruitment drives Oct. 1 through Oct. 16 at local public libraries: Monday, Oct. 1 (5 p.m.-8 p.m.) Aspen Hill, 4407 Aspen Hill Road, Rockville Tuesday, Oct. 2 (5 p.m.-8 p.m.) Chevy Chase, 8005 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase Wednesday, Oct. 3 (5 p.m.-8 […]

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April 26, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Democrats Mostly Criticize Hogan for Amazon Incentives

Democrats vying for the party’s primary June 26 largely criticized Gov. Larry Hogan over the state incentives offered to Amazon to build its second headquarters to Maryland. Maryland is one of 20 communities around the country — including Virginia and the District of Columbia — that have made the Seattle-based company’s short list of potential […]

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February 23, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Ortman-Fouse Says She’s Seeking Council Seat

Jill Ortman-Fouse, who was seeking her first re-election to the Montgomery County Board of Education, has decided to forgo that seat, endorse the man who was seeking to challenge her and run instead for an at-large seat for County Council. Ortman-Fouse made the announcement on Facebook on Friday. “I know there are about 30 candidates […]

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November 29, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Education Can Help Fight Gang Violence, Turnbull Says

Susan Turnbull, whom Ben Jealous announced Wednesday as his running mate, said that part of the solution to gang violence and Baltimore crime rests in providing more education. “I think part of it is moving from incarceration to education, giving people educational opportunity,” said Turnbull, in an interview with MyMCMedia. “If you have no place […]

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November 29, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Jealous Selects Turnbull as Running Mate

Ben Jealous, who seeks to be Maryland’s first African-American governor, tapped Susan Turnbull of Bethesda to be his running mate in the 2018 Democratic primary. Turnbull has played roles in behind-the-scenes politics at both the state and national levels. Her 40-year career has included stints with nonprofits, businesses and on Capitol Hill. “I’m honored to […]

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November 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Former Takoma Park Councilmember Enters Council’s At-Large Race (Video)

A former Takoma Park city councilmember has entered the race for an at-large position on the Montgomery County Council. Seth Grimes, a 58-year-old Democrat, filed his candidacy Friday morning at the Montgomery County Board of Elections offices in Gaithersburg. “We have a lot of challenges ahead of us in terms of sensible growth policy, education, […]

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October 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

35th Annual Potomac Day Parade (PHOTOS)

Participants in the Potomac Day Parade marched down River Road under a beautiful blue sky on Oct. 21. There were animals, antique cars, floats, firetrucks and plenty of politicians. Here are some photos from the parade.

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October 14, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Democratic Governor Candidates Generally Agree at Germantown Forum (Video)

Six Democratic gubernatorial candidates largely agreed on issues at a forum Saturday afternoon on Montgomery College’s Germantown campus. Whether it was the environment, health care, development on the Eastern Shore or Western Maryland, or supporting LGBT rights, the candidates offered little to differentiate themselves. At one point, Krishanti Vignarajah, a former policy director for Michelle […]

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August 29, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Branson Announces At-Large Bid for County Council

Cherri Branson, the Montgomery County procurement director who spent nearly a year serving on the County Council, has announced her candidacy for an at-large position on the council. A link to her website appeared on her Facebook page Tuesday morning. She has not filed for her candidacy, according to online records of the Maryland State […]

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August 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Franchot Events Among Upcoming Political Fundraisers

Takoma resident Peter Franchot, the Democrat who serves as Maryland’s comptroller, has two receptions planned in the coming weeks. One is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at Chesapeake Brewing Company, 114 West St., Annapolis. The second is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 13, at Black Ankle Vineyards, Mount Airy. […]

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