2018 elections

November 13, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Nov. 13 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Nov. 13, and here are five things Montgomery County residents need to know: 1. School’s Out: Montgomery County Public Schools students get an early release day. For more information, visit the MCPS website. 2. Council in Session: The Montgomery County Council meets starting at 9:30 a.m. The agenda includes a briefing on pedestrian […]

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November 5, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Nov. 5 in Montgomery County

It’s Monday, Nov. 5, and here are five things Montgomery County residents need to know: 1. Coat Drive: The Takoma Park Police Department, in partnership with the Takoma Park Adventist Church, is collecting clean, gently used warm coats in any size from infant to adult. The coats will be donated to people in need. A […]

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May 17, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Ervin to Run for Governor

Update, 7:30 p.m.: Former Montgomery County Council member Valerie Ervin entered the governor’s race Thursday, taking the place of her deceased running mate, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. Kamenetz died of a heart attack last week. With Ervin running for governor, her lieutenant governor would be former Baltimore County school board member, Marisol Johnson, the […]

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April 25, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Marijuana Positions Divide Democrats Who Want to Be Governor

Seven Democrats who want to face Gov. Larry Hogan in November discussed issues at a candidate forum in Silver Spring on Tuesday night. One of the questions concerned their positions on marijuana decriminalization and legalization. Here’s what they had to say: The candidates were Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, former NAACP president and CEO […]

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March 5, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Candidates Provide Re-Assuring Message to Latino Democrats

Montgomery County executive candidates Thursday night assured members of the Latino Democratic Club that if elected they would not reverse policies protecting immigrants. And Councilmember George Leventhal said he would be introducing legislation that would prohibit the county jail from accepting Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees. “We don’t do that now, but there are counties […]

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February 25, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Ortman-Fouse to Use Public Election Fund

School board member Jill Ortman-Fouse, who on Friday announced she was giving up that seat to run for an at-large seat on the Montgomery County Council, said she planned to use the public election fund to finance her campaign. “I do believe I have a pretty large network of people who have seen my work. […]

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February 22, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

‘Undecided’ Voters Still Lead in Poll, Then Baker, Jealous, Kamenetz

A statewide poll released Thursday showed no clear winner in the crowded Democratic primary for the party’s gubernatorial nomination. Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker would win 19 percent of the vote if the Democratic primary were held today, according to the Goucher Poll. Even if he was named more often than the others who […]

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February 22, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Kamenetz Picks Former Councilmember Valerie Ervin as Running Mate

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, one of eight people seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, has selected former Montgomery County Councilmember Valerie Ervin as his running mate. We're so happy to have @ValerieErvin joining the team as Lieutenant Governor! Say you're in today >> https://t.co/CK3y3gXSvP #MDpolitics pic.twitter.com/NIDVWutImv — Kevin Kamenetz (@kevinkamenetz) February 22, 2018 Ervin […]

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February 13, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Blair Rolls Out Prescription Program for Seniors

County executive candidate David Blair said Tuesday he believes the county can help seniors with their prescriptions by pointing out discount programs and looking for drug interactions. He first discussed the idea at a Leisure World event last week. Here he is talking about the plan at his Rockville headquarters: On Tuesday he talked with […]

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November 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

State Seeks To Dismiss Vignarajah’s Suit Asserting Eligibility for Governor

Attorneys for the Maryland State Board of Elections have asked an Anne Arundel County judge to dismiss a claim, brought by a Montgomery County resident, that she is eligible to run for governor. Krishanti Vignarajah of Gaithersburg had filed suit asking the court to declare her eligible for the election because of comments made by […]

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