Councilmember Marc Elrich

October 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

Marc Elrich on the street

Elrich: ‘I Think I Laid Out a Pretty Rational Case’

Councilmember Marc Elrich, the Democratic nominee in the Nov. 6 county executive race, reflects on his performance in Monday’s forum with opponents Robin Ficker (R) and Councilmember Nancy Floreen (I).  

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September 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Executive Candidates Face Off

Montgomery County’s county executive candidates faced off Saturday at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Rockville. Democrat Marc Elrich, Republican Robin Ficker and independent Nancy Floreen answered questions for nearly two hours, The Washington Post reported. Montgomery Community Media will hold a forum with all three at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1 at MCM Studios. Elrich, […]

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July 27, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Updated: Elrich Offers Blair Spot on Transition Team

This story has been expanded from its original publication. Democratic county executive candidate Marc Elrich told supporters Thursday night that he had asked his primary opponent David Blair to join his transition team if Elrich wins the Montgomery County executive race in November. Elrich said Blair had endorsed his candidacy. “That’s not a small thing,” […]

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June 21, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Riemer, Elrich Spar as Primary Season Winds Down

Council President Hans Riemer on Wednesday posted on Facebook that his colleague, Marc Elrich, is “backwards looking” on development. “Time after time, I found myself … sparring with him over the need to make living here more affordable and attract more jobs to the county,” Riemer wrote. Elrich is one of six Democrats running in […]

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April 27, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

County Executive Candidates Rap Energy Tax at Business Forum

Montgomery County executive candidates — even the County Council members who are vying for a new position — found much to criticize about Montgomery’s business policies, hitting the energy tax and the lack of analysis in how legislation affects county companies. The candidates, all Democrats running in the June 26 primary, spoke at a forum […]

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April 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

Endorsement Roundup: Nurses for Elrich; Leggett for Dang, Katz

Nurses Endorse Elrich for Montgomery County Executive The National Nurses Organizing Committee, an affiliate of National Nurses United, the nation’s largest union of registered nurses, endorsed Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich in his bid for county executive. In a news release, the nursing organization praised Elrich as “the clear progressive candidate” who has worked for […]

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April 5, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Leggett, Others Decry Deaths from Distracted Driving

Half of all drivers involved in severe or fatal crash in Montgomery County were driving distracted, looking at their cell phones and sending texts. “The statistics revealed that looking at our phones while in the roadway is deadly,” County Executive Ike Leggett said Thursday. “While at the wheel of a vehicle our job is to […]

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March 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Council to Host Town Hall Meeting in White Oak March 14

The Montgomery County Council will host a Town Hall Meeting in White Oak on Wednesday, March 14. The nine-member Council includes President Hans Riemer, Vice President Nancy Navarro and Councilmembers Roger Berliner, Marc Elrich, Nancy Floreen, Tom Hucker, Sidney Katz, George Leventhal and Craig Rice. According to a news release, the meeting will be held […]

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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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September 24, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

County Officials Launch “Renters Have Rights” Campaign (VIDEO)

There’s a new campaign in Montgomery County aimed for tenants to voice housing concerns. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined Montgomery County Councilmembers and the Department of Housing and Community Affairs in Bethesda early Thursday to launch the “Renters Have Rights” initiative. According to Leggett, the goal of this campaign is to inform renters they […]

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