public election fund

June 19, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Ficker Sues Over Failing to Receive Public Election Funds

Republican executive candidate Robin Ficker has taken a county and a state official to court, claiming they have denied him public election funds he should have rightfully received. The suit, filed Monday in Montgomery County Circuit Court, claims he was given bad information from a Maryland State Board of Elections official over the receipts for […]

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July 20, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Phil Andrews Talks About Public Financing Law (VIDEO)

At least 16 candidates in the 2018 election will be using Montgomery County’s public election financing system, which supplements campaign contributions with money from a taxpayer-supported fund. The system requires candidates for the Montgomery County Council and county executive to reach a minimum number of contributions, none more than $150. Once candidates reach the minimum, […]

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June 30, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Wilhelm Says He Wants to Reach Disengaged Young Voters

A 30-year-old Democrat from Chevy Chase said he wants to engage more young people as he vies for an at-large position on the Montgomery County Council. In the 2014 elections, Democratic candidate Chris Wilhelm said, only 4,000 Democrats under the age of 30 voted. “There are tens of thousands of people who are disengaged from […]

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March 29, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, March 29, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, March 29, in Montgomery County: 1. Gaithersburg’s “Council in the Community” meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at Watkins Mill Elementary School. Among the presentations will be crime prevention programs, code enforcement, public works projects and services, community and youth services, and recreational opportunities. 2. The second public […]

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March 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Nine Candidates So Far Have Signed Up for Public Election Financing

Nine candidates have so far filed paperwork to take advantage of a Montgomery County fund that will contribute to next year’s County Council and county executive races. The fund now stands at $10 million, thanks to a $2 million appropriation in County Executive Ike Leggett’s fiscal 2018 budget proposal. Ukiah Busch of Silver Spring and […]

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May 21, 2015 | Krista Brick

Andrews: Public Election Fund Will Revolutionize Elections (VIDEO)

The recently approved Montgomery County fiscal 2016 budget includes funding for a new Public Election Fund that will allow candidates for County Council and County Executive to qualify for partial public financing for their campaigns. Here’s what former County Councilmember Phil Andrews had to say about the fund. Since 2001, members of the Montgomery County […]

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