Category: County Council

Elrich Names Department Heads; Navarro Elected Council President

County Executive Marc Elrich has nominated three people to serve in his administration and will keep eight department heads from the Leggett administration, according to announcements from his office. As expected, Indian Spring resident Andrew Kleine, former Baltimore budget director, has been nominated to serve as chief administrative officer. The CAO supervises the county’s departments and oversees day-to-day operations of the government. “I am honored to be Marc’s nominee for Chief Administrative Officer,” said Kleine said in a press release. “I have been a resident of Montgomery County for half of my life, and I’m excited to get to...

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Councilmember-Elect Will Jawando

Councilmember-Elect Will Jawando finished in third place (268,131 votes, 18.69 percent) in the general election in his third run for public office. Jawando had previously run for state delegate in District 20 (2014) and the Congressional primary in the Eighth District (2016). “It’s really just the basic desire to want to help improve the lives of my neighbors and also the community that I grew up in and owe a lot to,” Jawando said about wanting to serve in office. “That’s why I also became a lawyer. It’s why I’ve also worked in government and in nonprofits. It’s kind...

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County Councilmember-Elect Evan Glass

Indian Spring resident Evan Glass won the most votes (263,275) in the Nov. 6 general election for an at-large position on the County Council. Prior to the primary earlier this year, Glass was one of the many candidates who responded to a questionnaire from Source of the Spring that asked contestants why they were running, as well as about policies and programs they would pursue to expand the county’s tax base. In an interview this week with the Source, Glass revisited some of those answers in light of the fact that he would now be serving on the council....

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New County Executive, At-Large Council Members Elected

Montgomery County elected a new county executive for the first time since 2006, and will send three new at-large members to Rockville to serve on the County Council. Councilmember Marc Elrich (D-At Large), after surviving a close primary race against businessman David Blair, earned 225,900 votes (64.3 percent) in unofficial results as of 11:42 p.m. last night. Elrich soundly defeated Councilmember Nancy Floreen (D-At Large), who received 67,402 votes (19.1 percent) running as an independent. Both candidates were term limited and must leave the council at the end of their terms. Perennial candidate Robin Ficker (R) finished last with...

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Council introduces bill to ban smoking in outdoor serving areas

The county’s smoking ban would be expanded to include outdoor serving areas such as patios, decks or porches operated by restaurants under a bill introduced by the County Council this week. Councilmember Sidney Katz (D-District 3) is the lead sponsor of Bill 35-18, Health and Sanitation – Smoking- Outdoor Serving Areas, which is cosponsored by Council President Hans Riemer (D-At Large) and councilmembers Marc Elrich (D-At Large) and Craig Rice (D-District 2). Sitting as the county’s Board of Health, the council introduced a resolution with the same title and effect. A similar ban is already in place in the...

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