Watch Live: Candidates Forum for Gubernatorial Primary to Focus on Renters’ Rights, Affordable Housing, Eviction Crisis

The Montgomery County Renters Alliance, in partnership with Montgomery Community Media hosted a candidates’ forum on the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 21. The forum included the candidates for the Democratic gubernatorial...

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Foro para las Primarias a Gobernador: Derechos de los Inquilinos, Viviendas y Crisis de Desalojo

La Alianza de inquilinos del condado de Montgomery, en asociación con Montgomery Community Media, organiza un foro de candidatos el martes 21 de septiembre de 6:00 p.m. a 8:30 p.m. El foro incluye a los candidatos para las...

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Sept. 28 Voter Registration Drives on National Voter Registration Day

Tuesday, Sept. 28 is National Voter Registration Day, a nonpartisan civic holiday first observed in 2012. The Montgomery County Board of Elections (BOE) encourages residents to register to vote and to verify their voter...

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Former NFL Player Tackles Law & Order

Robert Bass used to suit up for the Bears and the Packers. Now he wants to add a badge to his wardrobe, according to his campaign’s FaceBook page.  A Silver Spring resident, Bass, 50, joins the race for Montgomery County...

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Former DNC Chair Tom Perez Enters Maryland Gubernatorial Race

Tom Perez, who recently completed his term as chair of the Democratic National Committee, announced on Wednesday that he is running for governor of Maryland. Perez, a resident of Takoma Park, announced his bid on social media,...

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Former Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler Declares Run for Governor

Doug Gansler, former Maryland Attorney General and former State’s Attorney for Montgomery County, announced Tuesday that he is running for governor. He served as Attorney General from 2007-2015 and was Montgomery County’s...

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September 21, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Evictions, Affordable Housing

Six Democratic gubernatorial candidates generally agreed that Maryland should protect its renters and that if they were elected to replace Gov. Larry Hogan they would provide free legal representation and other assistance for renters. Comptroller of Maryland Peter Franchot, former Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler, former Obama Administration official Ashwani Jain, Rhodes Scholar and combat […]

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September 16, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Sept. 28 Voter Registration Drives on National Voter Registration Day

Tuesday, Sept. 28 is National Voter Registration Day, a nonpartisan civic holiday first observed in 2012. The Montgomery County Board of Elections (BOE) encourages residents to register to vote and to verify their voter registration information is current. BOE staff will be available at seven locations across the county to assist in registering individuals to […]

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September 1, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Board of Elections Seeks Comments on Early Voting Centers for 2022

Anyone wishing to share their thoughts or concerns about early voting centers for the 2022 election can submit their comments to the Montgomery County Board of Elections between now and Oct. 15. The board reviews early voting centers every two years and then submits recommendations to the state Board of Elections. Comments also can be […]

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July 16, 2021 | Fran Murphy

Former NFL Player Tackles Law & Order

Robert Bass used to suit up for the Bears and the Packers. Now he wants to add a badge to his wardrobe, according to his campaign’s FaceBook page.  A Silver Spring resident, Bass, 50, joins the race for Montgomery County Sheriff in the Democratic primary. Bass served as a Deputy Sheriff for the county for […]

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June 24, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Former DNC Chair Tom Perez Enters Maryland Gubernatorial Race

Tom Perez, who recently completed his term as chair of the Democratic National Committee, announced on Wednesday that he is running for governor of Maryland. Perez, a resident of Takoma Park, announced his bid on social media, sharing a campaign video. Prior to serving as DNC chair, Perez served as U.S. Labor Secretary under former […]

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June 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Sheriff Popkin Won’t Seek 4th Term; Chief Deputy Uy Hopes to Replace Him

After serving almost four decades in the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Darren Popkin has announced he is not seeking reelection after his third term expires. “This is a very demanding job. I have worked 10, 12, 14 hours seven days a week,” he told MyMCM Media. Now that he is a proud first-time grandparent, […]

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May 25, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Former Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler Declares Run for Governor

Doug Gansler, former Maryland Attorney General and former State’s Attorney for Montgomery County, announced Tuesday that he is running for governor. He served as Attorney General from 2007-2015 and was Montgomery County’s State’s Attorney from 1999-2007. In a campaign launch video, Gansler described himself as a “progressive Democrat” and said Maryland is facing tremendous challenges. […]

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April 24, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Former Education Secretary Under Obama Announces Bid for Maryland Governor

The field of candidates for Maryland’s 2022 gubernatorial election continues to grow. Most recently, John King, the former Education Secretary under President Barack Obama, put his hat in the ring and is putting education at the forefront of his campaign. King, a Silver Spring resident, announced his candidacy Tuesday morning on social media, with a […]

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February 10, 2021 | Staff Writer

Franchot Describes Run for Governor in 2022 as ‘Spirited Campaign of Young Ideas’

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot recently commented on his plans to run for governor of Maryland in 2022. He initially announced that he was running for the position in January 2020. “Over the next few months, I’m going to lay out my vision for our state’s future. It begins with protecting Maryland’s families, workers, and small […]

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January 28, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Tom Perez, Former DNC Chair, Hints at Run for Maryland Governor

Tom Perez, who just ended his term as chair of the Democratic National Committee, said on the Bill Press Podcast Tuesday, that he’s considering a run for Maryland governor in 2022. When asked what the future holds, Perez—who previously served as a Montgomery County Councilmember from 2002 to 2006 and Labor Secretary under former President […]

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