District 20

November 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Takes Aim at Elrich for Banning ‘Thin Blue Line’ Flag

Gov. Larry Hogan has taken aim at County Executive Marc Elrich’s decision to ban a “Thin Blue Line” flag from being hung at the Germantown District police station. On Oct. 30, Montgomery County Police Department tweeted a photo of a wooden Thin Blue Line flag crafted by a young boy as a gift to Germantown […]

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February 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Senate Approves Legislation to Add Unspecified Gender Option on License

The Maryland State Senate passed legislation Wednesday that would allow for a gender-neutral option when it comes to Marylanders indicating their sex on their legal form of identification. The bill was sponsored by Sen. Will Smith of Montgomery County District 20. It was also co-sponsored by Sen. Cheryl C. Kagan who represents District 17. It […]

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December 12, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Dec. 12 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Dec. 12., Christmas is in 13 days, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Wondering what to do about PSAT scores?: Aaron Golumbfskie, the education director at PrepMatters is answering PSAT questions to help parents and students understand what kind of testing they need to focus on when it comes to […]

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November 15, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Sheila Hixson Announces She Won’t Seek Re-Election

Sheila Hixon, the 43-year member of the House of Delegates, announced Tuesday night she would not be seeking re-election in the 2018 races. The politics blog Maryland Matters said Hixson announced her decision at Montgomery College’s Takoma Park campus. From the blog, written by Josh Kurtz: Hixson, 84, who represents a Silver Spring-Takoma Park district, […]

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January 31, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Annapolis Budget Wrap Up on Montgomery Communications Media County Report This Week

Maryland’s House of Delegates Vote to Override Governor Hogan’s Veto on Clean Energy Bill

Maryland’s House of Delegates voted early Tuesday to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto on legislation that would increase renewable energy use throughout the state. The Clean Energy Jobs Act , sponsored by Del. William Frick of District 16, would require Maryland to get 25% of its electricity from renewable energy sources like wind and solar by 2020. The […]

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January 24, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Governor Hogan Appoints Jheanelle Wilkins to Maryland House of Delegates

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has appointed Jheanelle Wilkins to the Maryland General Assembly. The governor appointed Wilkins to the House of Delegates following the recommendation of the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee. “I am confident that Ms. Wilkins will be a strong advocate for her constituents in Montgomery County in her new role as state […]

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January 5, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 5, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Jan. 5, in Montgomery County: 1. Are you ready for some snow? The National Weather Service is predicting that the white stuff will begin falling during rush hour tonight. First accumulating snow of the season expected across most of the region late tomorrow. Here are the highlights. #dcwx #mdwx #vawx […]

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December 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

Governor Larry Hogan Appoints Will Smith to Fill District 20 Senate Seat (VIDEO)

Governor Larry Hogan announced this week the appointment of Delegate Will Smith to fill the vacant District 20 Maryland Senate seat. According to a news release, the governor made the appointment after receiving recommendations from the Democratic Central Committees Montgomery County. The governor also appointed Delegate Barbara Robinson to fill a vacant Baltimore City senate seat. “I […]

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December 10, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Delegate Will Smith to Fill Vacant Senate Seat, Succeeds Jamie Raskin (VIDEO)

Silver Spring native Will Smith was elected to fill the vacant senate seat in District 20, making him the first African American to represent the district. In this video extra, Smith talks about his 2017 priorities: Smith who currently serves as a state delegate, was elected during a special election hosted by the Maryland County […]

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December 7, 2016 | Staff Writer

MCDCC to Hold Special Meeting to Fill District 20 Senate Seat Tonight

The Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee (MCDCC) is holding a Special Meeting to fill the District 20 Senate vacancy at the Silver Spring Civic Building tonight. The District 20 senate seat was previously held by Rep. Jamie Raskin. The meeting is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Doors for the event will not open until […]

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