Robin Ficker

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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December 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Year in Review: The Top 12 Montgomery County Stories in 2018

1. Elrich Becomes County Executive Voters roared in 2016, passing term limits on County Council members and the county executive. In 2018, the voters continued to roar. First, in the Democratic primary, voters winnowed a list of 38 candidates down to four in the council’s at-large race. Next, voters chose Marc Elrich as their party’s choice […]

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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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October 24, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Election Talk: Montgomery County Executive’s Race

Josh Kurtz, the founder of MarylandMatters.org, stopped by the Montgomery Community Media offices to talk politics. In this segment, Kurtz and MCM reporter Doug Tallman discuss the county executive’s race. We also talked about the Sixth Congressional District. Election Talk: Sixth Congressional District And the Maryland governor’s race. Election Talk: The Maryland Governor’s Race Voter […]

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October 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

Ficker: ‘Tax Increase Specialists Are Over Represented in Our County’

Robin Ficker, the Republican nominee for county executive in the Nov. 6 county executive race, reflects on his performance in Monday’s forum with opponents Councilmember Marc Elrich (D) and Councilmember Nancy Floreen (I).

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October 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Ficker and Floreen Weigh in On Immigration in Montgomery County

During Monday’s County Executive candidate forum, moderator Tom Sherwood asked Nancy Floreen and Robin Ficker  a question about immigrants facing deportation proceedings. Tom Sherwood asked, “Montgomery County has identified $370 thousand dollars to support the efforts to provide legal representation for low income immigrants and children facing deportation proceedings.What more should the county do?” Here […]

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October 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Marc Elrich and Nancy Floreen Quiz Each Other at Monday’s County Executive Forum

Montgomery Community Media hosted a forum with the three candidates for the County’s next executive. Nancy Floreen, Robin Ficker, and Marc Elrich all responded to questions from Kojo Nnamdi and Tom Sherwood. The forum was held at MCM’s studios in Rockville Monday, Oct. 1. In the final minutes, Kojo Nnamdi gave Marc Elrich and Nancy […]

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