Ficker Launches Petition Drive to Limit Taxes — Again

Robin Ficker — the Montgomery County attorney famous for running for office and trying to amend the county charter — has a new plan for eliminating tax increases. He is proposing a charter amendment that would allow the...

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Van Hollen Statement on Mueller Probe: America Needs Access to Full Report

Sen. Chris Van Hollen issued this statement after the release of Attorney General William Barr released a summary into Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation: “The Mueller report confirms that the Russians interfered...

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Silver Spring State Senator to Be Deployed to Afghanistan in March

Sen. William Smith Jr. will be deployed to Afghanistan in March in support of Operation Resolute Support, his office said Wednesday. Smith is an officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He was commissioned to be an intelligence officer...

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County Executive Elrich Met with Poolesville Residents Tuesday

County Executive Marc Elrich Visits Poolesville on Listening Tour County Executive Marc Elrich is holding a series of listening sessions in communities throughout the county. He wants to hear from residents about the most...

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County Executive Marc Elrich to Visit Poolesville, Bethesda, Potomac, and Kensington on Listening Tour

County Executive Marc Elrich has added three stops on his listening tour in addition to Tuesday’s stop in Poolesville. Elrich has added stops in Bethesda, Potomac, and Kensington. Initially, Elrich’s transition team...

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Elrich Takoma Park Listening Session Held Saturday

County Executive-elect Marc Elrich is holding a series of listening sessions in communities throughout the county. Saturday, Elrich was at Takoma Park Middle School for a meeting on his tour. Watch the meeting in its entirety:...

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November 28, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Hashing Out Some Issues As Elrich Takes Office

County Executive-elect Marc Elrich gets to drop the “-elect” on Monday when the Montgomery County inaugurates its new county executive and new county council. In advance of that important date, Doug Tallman and Ryan Miner got together to hash out the issues that will greet Elrich in his first days of office. Tallman is Montgomery […]

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November 20, 2018 | Staff Writer

Elrich Takes Questions on Listening Tour

County Executive-elect Marc Elrich started his listening tour getting questions from residents. Here’s our video:

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November 14, 2018 | Michelle Queen

County Exec-elect Marc Elrich to Host Listening Sessions

Marc Elrich will be sworn in as Montgomery County County Executive Monday, Dec. 3. Between now and then Elrich and his team are working hard to establish priorities and ensure residents have a voice in the process. Elrich has established a list of seven priorities for his administration. The priorities reflect the goals Elrich established […]

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November 14, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Election Talk 2018 Panel On Marc Elrich, Amazon HQ2, and the “Pink Wave”

The Election Talk 2018 Panel aired on Wednesday, Nov. 8. The panel was hosted by MCM’s Doug Tallman. The panel included Susan Heltemes, a political strategist; Sean Winkler, a Maryland political consultant and lobbyist; and Valerie Ervin, a former Maryland Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate. Watch recaps from the episode below. Here the panel discusses whether, or […]

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November 7, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Maryland’s Sixth District Boundaries Struck Down by Court

A U.S. District Court panel has ruled unconstitutional the boundaries for Maryland’s Sixth District, which runs from Montgomery County to Backbone Mountain in Garrett County. And as part of the ruling, the court wants new boundaries drawn for the 2020 elections — boundaries that would be redrawn again for the 2022 election once 2020 census […]

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November 7, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Olney Residents Explain Why They Vote

Olney voters exercised their civic duty in Maryland’s 2018 Gubernatorial Election on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Yesterday, we spoke to voters at four voting precincts about the issues and candidates driving them to the polls. For many voters, this midterm election felt more urgent than others. Here’s what the voters had to say. Sherwood Elementary School […]

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November 7, 2018 | Michelle Queen

County Council Incumbents Retain Their Seats

The incumbent county council members in Tuesday’s election all retain their seats and will be joined by Gabe Albornoz, Andrew Friedson, Evan Glass, and Will Jawando. The new council will be sworn-in  Monday, Dec. 3 at The Music Center at Strathmore. The results remain unofficial until certified by the County Board of Elections. Albornoz (D), […]

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November 7, 2018 | Michelle Queen

MCM’s Doug Tallman Hosts Election Talk 2018

Host Doug Tallman and a panel of political analysts discuss the winners and losers from the Nov. 6 Maryland Gubernatorial election. The panelists include Susan Heltemes, Valerie Ervin and Sean Winkler.    

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November 7, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Executive Candidate Robin Ficker Concedes Race to Marc Elrich

Robin Ficker, a longtime political activist in Montgomery County politics, ran as the Republican candidate for Montgomery County Executive. With just over 16 percent of the vote, Ficker conceded the race to Marc Elrich. In this short video, Ficker talks about his campaign.  

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November 7, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Executive Candidate Nancy Floreen Concedes Race to Marc Elrich

Nancy Floreen, a longtime county council member, ran as an independent for County Executive in Montgomery County. With just under 20 percent of the vote, Floreen conceded the race to Marc Elrich. In this short video, Floreen thanks her supporters.        

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