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July 6, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

What Six Winning Candidates Had to Say

We invited primary winners to stop by the Montgomery Community Media studios to discuss their victories. Here’s what they had to say: Patricia O’Neill, winner of the nonpartisan primary for Montgomery County Board of Education District 3 Julie Reiley, winner of the nonpartisan primary for Montgomery County Board of Education At-Large: Robert Dyer, winner of […]

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July 3, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Ficker Will Receive Public Election Funds After All

Republican Montgomery County executive candidate Robin Ficker has succeeded in receiving matching funds from the county’s public election fund, according to an email message he shared Tuesday. Ficker is in line to receive $231,185 from the fund, according to the email from Taggart Hutchinson, an associate county attorney. Ficker had filed suit against the county […]

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June 11, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Franchot Endorses Blair for County Executive

Comptroller Peter Franchot endorsed David Blair of Potomac on Monday, choosing the former health care executive as his pick to succeed Ike Leggett as Montgomery County executive. Proud to endorse @DavidTBlair for Montgomery County Executive. David has the vision and the experience of a leader that our county deserves, and I respectfully urge you to […]

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May 10, 2018 | Staff Writer

Election Judges Needed for June 26 Primary Election

Voters Needed to Work Polls for 2018 Gubernatorial Election The Montgomery County Board of Elections (BOE) is recruiting voters, particularly those who are fluent in two or more languages, to work at early voting sites and at polling places for the June 26 Gubernatorial Primary Election. Marjorie Roher, public information officer for the Montgomery County […]

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May 7, 2018 | Staff Writer

What You Need to Know to Vote on June 26

Do you have questions about how to vote in the June 26 primary election? Marjorie Roher, public information officer for the Montgomery County Board of Elections, has the answers.

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April 24, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Candidate Blames Parents for Achievement Gap

At a forum Monday night for Montgomery County Board of Education candidates, Brandon Rippeon said parents were to blame for the county’s persistent achievement gap, with white and Asian students outperforming African American and Hispanic students. Here’s a follow-up interview: Rippeon is running for the at-large seat made vacant by Jill Ortman-Fouse, who is running […]

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March 30, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Elections Board Completes Draft of Sample Ballots

Montgomery County Democrats will see all 31 County Council at-large candidates on one side of their primary election ballot, according to sample ballots available at the county’s Board of Elections offices. Most have the at-large candidates on the front of the ballot. In some, the number of candidates in other races has pushed the at-large […]

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February 25, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Ortman-Fouse to Use Public Election Fund

School board member Jill Ortman-Fouse, who on Friday announced she was giving up that seat to run for an at-large seat on the Montgomery County Council, said she planned to use the public election fund to finance her campaign. “I do believe I have a pretty large network of people who have seen my work. […]

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February 13, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Blair Rolls Out Prescription Program for Seniors

County executive candidate David Blair said Tuesday he believes the county can help seniors with their prescriptions by pointing out discount programs and looking for drug interactions. He first discussed the idea at a Leisure World event last week. Here he is talking about the plan at his Rockville headquarters: On Tuesday he talked with […]

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February 9, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Silver Spring CPA Running in Democratic Primary for At-Large Seat on County Council

A 48-year-old CPA is trying to be a business-friendly voice in this year’s Democratic primary for at at-large seat on the Montgomery County Council. “The county is ready for a pro-business candidate. I am one, that’s the message I’m trying to get across,” said Michele Riley of Silver Spring. “To the extent that the county […]

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