Valerie Ervin

February 21, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Echoes of Racism

Former Gubernatorial Candidate Valerie Ervin reflects on how racism from her parents’ generation affects her today — on Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman. Available now on MyMcMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please help us grow. Subscribe and share with your friends.

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February 5, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

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Black History Month: Montgomery Community Media Spotlights Valerie Ervin

In honor of Black History Month, MCM is shining the light on some of Montgomery County’s most notable public figures, advocates, historians, and leaders that have driven change and provided representation for African Americans and minorities in our area. Today, we honor former Montgomery County Councilmember Valerie Ervin. Ervin, a progressive political advocate based in […]

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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 | 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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June 13, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Ervin Drops Out of Governor’s Race; She’ll Support Baker

Valerie Ervin, who lost a fight to get her name on the ballot of the Democratic gubernatorial primary, gave up her plans for governor late Tuesday and threw her support behind Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker. Ervin, who served on the Montgomery County Council, had been the running mate of Kevin Kamenetz, the Baltimore […]

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June 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Judge Denies Valerie Ervin’s Request for New Ballots

A judge ruled against Valerie Ervin’s lawsuit to reprint ballots for the upcoming primary election’s, according to reports. Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge William Mulford made his decision Monday afternoon. Ervin’s decision to run for governor came after the sudden death of Kevin Kamenetz.  She had planned to run as lieutenant governor on Kamenetz’ ticket. […]

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May 23, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Attempt to Alter County’s Sample Ballot Because of Kamenetz Death Shot Down

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett said Wednesday night that he told the county Board of Elections it should give up an attempt to alter the county’s sample Democratic ballots — to inform voters of Kevin Kamenetz’s death and his replacement by Valerie Ervin. The Republican majority of the election board didn’t support a change in […]

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May 18, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

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State Won’t Reprint Ballots That Bear Kamenetz’s Name

Ballots for the June 26 primary will not be reprinted replacing Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz’s name with Valerie Ervin, an official with the Maryland State Board of Elections said Friday. “The state administrator [Linda Lamone] determined there is not sufficient time to reprint the ballots in advance of the primary election,” said Donna Duncan, […]

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May 17, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Ervin to Run for Governor

Update, 7:30 p.m.: Former Montgomery County Council member Valerie Ervin entered the governor’s race Thursday, taking the place of her deceased running mate, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. Kamenetz died of a heart attack last week. With Ervin running for governor, her lieutenant governor would be former Baltimore County school board member, Marisol Johnson, the […]

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May 17, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

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New Website Might Reveal Ervin’s Plans

Maryland awaits Valerie Ervin’s decision on the 2018 gubernatorial race, in the meantime, the internet might offer a clue. On Wednesday afternoon, someone registered “ValerieforMaryland.com” with the web hosting service GoDaddy. “ValerieforMaryland.org” and “ValerieforMaryland.net” also have been registered. Ervin was Kevin Kamenetz’ lieutenant governor candidate until he died of a heart attack on May 10. […]

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