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February 7, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Council At-Large Candidates Discuss Recordation Tax During Debate

The recordation tax took center stage Wednesday during a debate between six candidates running for Montgomery County Council At-large in the upcoming election. Implemented in 2016, the Montgomery County Council voted unanimously to increase the recordation tax to help fund school construction costs and to assist low and moderate income households with rental assistance. Some […]

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January 24, 2018 | Mitti Hicks and Douglas Tallman

Democratic Candidates for Council At-Large Debate in Gaithersburg

When asked about Montgomery County’s current shortfall in the fiscal 2018 budget of about $120 million, candidates in the afternoon session were asked by the moderator “what specific actions would you recommend if you were a current council member to address the budget shortfall in FY 18?” At least two of the candidates oppose County […]

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November 15, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Former Obama Staffer Enters Race for County Council At-Large

When Ashwani Jain was fighting for his life as a teenager, he didn’t realize how it would influence his career in politics. He was diagnosed at the age of 13 with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a form of cancer that starts in the white blood cells, and didn’t think he would make it. “I felt like I was […]

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November 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

MoCo’s School Board Member Rebecca Smondrowski to Run for County Council

Rebecca Smondrowski, who was elected to her second four-year term for the School Board in 2016, is running for a seat on the Montgomery County Council. Smondrowski is running for County Council At-Large in next year’s highly anticipated election. She will kickoff her campaign on Nov. 29 in Potomac.    

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November 8, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Preliminary Voter Turnout Numbers in Takoma Park Look Historic

Despite the rain and cold weather Tuesday, Takoma Park City officials said elections were historic. Preliminary numbers show that for the first time since the 1980s, more than 200 votes were cast in Ward 5. In Ward 2, the voting record hit an all-time voting record of 879 votes so far. Official numbers will be […]

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November 7, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Takoma Park Elects Female Majority Council

A correction has been to the headline to update this story. This is the second time a female majority-council has been elected but the first in more than a decade.  The City of Takoma Park has elected its first ever female majority council, according to Jeremy Dickey, spokesperson, for the City of Takoma Park. City […]

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November 6, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Takoma Park Early Voting Results Are In

Early voting results for Takoma Park’s 2017 City Elections are in and according to Jeremy Dickey, spokesperson for the city, there was a “bit of an uptick this year” compared to the last election. As of Sunday, 841 votes were cast.  At this point in 2015, 780 votes were cast. “The most early votes cast, […]

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July 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

On the Agenda: County Council Committees Meet Thursday

Several Montgomery County Council committees are meeting Thursday. On the agenda, student loans, taxicabs, public campaign financing, a telework regulation, declaration of no further need property, and safe routes to school. Below is the committee schedule: The Montgomery County Council’s Government Operations and Fiscal Policy and Education committees will meet jointly at 9:30 a.m. to […]

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July 17, 2017 | Sonya Burke

State Senator Cheryl Kagan Considers Political Options in 2018, Including the County Executive’s Race

Make no doubt about it, State Senator Cheryl Kagan, a Democrat, loves representing District 17 residents in Annapolis. “I am honored to represent the residents of Gaithersburg and Rockville,” she said in an interview Monday. But she’s also considering some other options in 2018, including the race for Montgomery County executive. Over the last few […]

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July 10, 2017 | Sonya Burke

BOE President Jim Shalleck Sets the Agenda (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Board of Elections meets one week from today, July 17. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, BOE President Jim Shalleck explains his role on the board. The Montgomery County Board of Elections includes the following members: Shalleck (president), Nahid Khozeimeh (vice president), Mary Ann Keeffe (secretary), Alexander Vincent, David Naimon and substitute […]

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