Councilmember Tom Hucker

January 22, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin Endorses Warren for President

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Dist. 8) announced his support for Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) presidential campaign on Wednesday. In a video published on social media, Raskin endorsed Warren and also pledged to support whoever becomes the Democratic presidential nominee. Senator Elizabeth Warren has always stood with the American people, and she has always stood with me. […]

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January 3, 2020 | Douglas Tallman

Franchot, Hogan Agree on Highway-Widening Plan

A massive highway widening project, designed to relieve congestion on the Capital Beltway and I-270, had stalled in Annapolis, but will now go forward after Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot agreed to limit the scope of the first phase. On Friday, Hogan sent out a brief tweet saying he and Franchot had reached […]

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December 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Officials to Lead Rally Protesting Widening of I-270, I-495

A rally has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday in the Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place, on the amendments to the multibillion-dollar Beltway and I-270 expansion. Both Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz and Vice President Tom Hucker have called for the rally. Also expected to attend the rally is County Executive Marc […]

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December 6, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Hucker Wants to Install Cameras to Catch Distracted Drivers

Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker wants the Maryland General Assembly to pass a bill that would install road cameras to film and catch distracted drivers in the county.  Sen. Jeff Waldstreicher introduced the bill on Hucker’s behalf.  MC 24-20 would let the county put “distracted driving automated monitoring systems” on highways, and the systems would […]

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December 3, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Council Elects Katz, Hucker as New President, Vice President

The Montgomery County Council elected a new Council President and Vice President to one-year terms on Tuesday. Sidney Katz will serve as Council President, while Tom Hucker will become the new Vice President for the upcoming year. Each vote was unanimous. Outgoing Council President Nancy Navarro, who served as the only woman on the council […]

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November 15, 2019 | Staff Writer

Safety at Wheaton Metro Garage Subject of Forum

Safety at the Wheaton Metro parking garage will be the subject of a community forum Monday, Nov. 18. The forum takes place at the Wheaton Community Recreation Center Social Hall, 11701 Georgia Ave. Metro customers have complained for years about safety issues and deteriorating conditions at the garage. The meeting will provide an opportunity for […]

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September 27, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Elections Board Accused of Voter Suppression

Board Chair Calls Allegation ‘A Political Attack’ Political, community and labor leaders called on the Montgomery County Board of Elections on Friday to reverse its earlier decision to add the county’s 12th early voting site at the White Oak Recreation Center. Councilmember Tom Hucker, who represents White Oak, called the board’s Sept. 16 decision a […]

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September 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Sept. 10 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, September 10 and this week is National Suicide Prevention Week. If anyone you know is suffering, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for today. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets today at 10 a.m. in the Council Hearing Room on 100 […]

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August 12, 2019 | Staff Writer

Councilmember Hucker Calls for Safety Improvements on Old Georgetown Road

Montgomery County officials plan to meet with state legislators and the State Highway Administration to encourage them to address safety issues with Old Georgetown Road and other roads in the County. Earlier this month, Jacob Cassell died after being hit by a car on Old Georgetown Road. Cassell, a student at Churchill High School, was […]

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August 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Officials Identify One-Third of County Apartments as ‘At Risk’ or ‘Troubled’

County Executive Marc Elrich held a press conference Thursday to announce the completion of a two-year apartment building inspection project. During the two-year initiative, the Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA) inspected 22,199 apartment units. Overall, they discovered 31,000 violations—96% of which were corrected. Violations were given one of three labels based […]

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