Robin Ficker

April 29, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Candidates for Maryland’s 2022 Gubernatorial Race: Who’s In? Who’s Out?

Candidates are starting to announce their candidacy for Maryland’s 2022 gubernatorial election. Maryland’s current governor, Larry Hogan (R), is ineligible to run for reelection due to term limits. Here’s a look at who is in, who is out, and who is up in the air when it comes to putting their hat in the ring […]

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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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April 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Lt. Gov. Rutherford Will Not Run for Governor in 2022

Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford (R) will not run for governor in 2022, he announced Wednesday. “This was a decision that I made with my family’s best interest in mind,” Rutherford said in a statement. “I greatly enjoyed my time as Lieutenant Governor over the last six years and I am looking forward to what […]

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January 27, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Clarksburg Tavern Passes COVID-19 Follow Up Inspection

A Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services inspector revisited the Clarksburg Tavern and determined it was no longer in violation of county and state orders concerning COVID-19. According to the report, the inspector visited the Tavern on Jan. 22 and determined that it was in compliance.  At the time of the visit, according […]

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January 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Clarksburg Tavern’s ‘USA Themed Party’ Under Investigation

A Montgomery County inspector visited The Clarksburg Tavern, on Frederick Road, Jan. 11, six days after they hosted a “USA Themed Party” that was sponsored by Robin Ficker, who is running for Maryland governor on the Republican ticket. The county received information about the 6 p.m. party and decided to investigate. Information “will be analyzed […]

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October 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Leggett, Ficker Speak Out on Ballot Questions

Two leading political figures in Montgomery County, neither of whom currently hold office, want voters to realize the importance of the ballot questions for this election. Former County Executive Ike Leggett strongly opposes ballot questions B and D while perennial political candidate Robin Ficker is continuing his long fight to stop tax increases in Montgomery […]

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October 19, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: COVID-19 Resurgence, Ballot Questions A and B

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: What are the implications of ballot questions A and B? Impact of possible COVID-19 resurgence on local businesses. A look at the races with less than three weeks to election day. This week’s panel of political […]

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September 29, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Still Fighting Tax Increases, Ficker Sponsors Ballot Question B

Perennial political candidate Robin Ficker, a Republican, is continuing his long fight to stop tax increases in Montgomery County. He is the sponsor of Ballot Question B, which would take away the county’s power to enact property taxes that would exceed the rate of inflation even if all nine members of the county council agreed […]

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April 19, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Robin Ficker Is Running Again, This Time For Governor

Perennial political candidate Robin Ficker, a Republican, is running for governor in yet another attempt to roll back taxes for Maryland residents. His campaign slogan is “Cut Maryland Sales Tax Two Cents.” He carried a large banner with those words on it this weekend when he demonstrated at the Maryland State House in Annapolis urging […]

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April 10, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

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 Montgomery County Council to raise taxes only to the rate of inflation. Currently, the council can raise […]

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