County Council At-Large Candidate: Hoan Dang

Photo of the candidate courtesy Hoan Dang Why are you running for County Council? Montgomery County is a great place to live and work. However, we are facing challenges that demand innovative solutions. Our population has almost doubled in the past 40 years, leading to overcrowded schools, horrible traffic congestion and higher taxes. With the real threat of shrinking resources … Read More

County Council At-Large Candidate: Rosemary Arkoian

Photo of the candidate courtesy Alexandra Arkoian. Why are you running for County Council? I’m running for County Council to stand up for the average citizen, NOT the special interests groups. I want to LISTEN to citizens and use my analytical, detail-oriented, common sense approach to solving problems. I “talk the talk AND walk the walk,” having volunteered for many non-profits … Read More

County Council At-Large Candidate: Chris Wilhelm

Photo of the candidate courtesy Chris Wilhelm. Why are you running for County Council? I am running for office because I hope to address some of the misconceptions about Montgomery County. We’re often depicted as a model county, where the streets are paved with gold and our elected officials are always leading the way with progressive policies. The reality couldn’t … Read More

County Council At-Large Candidate: Seth Grimes

Photo of the candidate courtesy Seth Grimes. Why are you running for County Council? Public service is a passion for me with a focus on environmentalism, education, and supporting our neediest and most vulnerable neighbors. As a former elected official, I know that local government service allows an effective advocate to get things done. What are your qualifications for the … Read More

County Council At-Large Candidate: Evan Glass

Photo of the candidate courtesy Evan Glass. Why are you running for County Council? My husband and I live in Silver Spring and I have called it home for nearly 20 years. I am running for County Council because: I want to improve MCPS and ensure that every child receives the best education possible; As a frequent user of public … Read More

County Council At-Large Candidate: Steve Solomon

Photo of the candidate courtesy Steve Solomon. Why are you running for County Council? Term limits were imposed in 2016. So three of the four at-large members are out. This is the first time that a regular guy like me has a chance of getting elected. In the past, it was nearly impossible to break in against incumbents. I think … Read More

County Council At-Large Candidate: Marilyn Balcombe

Photo of the candidate courtesy Marilyn Balcombe Why are you running for County Council? This is a landmark election. With at least four new council members and a new county executive, we need to elect new leaders who have a comprehensive knowledge of the complexity of the issues facing our county. We live in a great community and we continue … Read More

Democratic Candidates Asked to Provide Info for Source Readers

County Council Campaign Sign Design Review

Photo from barbarajpeters.com There are 33 Democratic candidates who have declared that they are running for four at-large seats on the County Council this year. The large number of candidates, driven by a combination of term limits eliminating three incumbents and a new public financing program, makes holding traditional candidate forums a logistical challenge. In order to help readers learn … Read More

Long Branch, Bonifant businesses could get county funding

Purple Line construction continues along Arliss for planned tunnel. Photo by Mike Diegel. Businesses in a portion of Long Branch and along Bonifant Street could receive funding to help offset the effects of Purple Line construction under terms of an amendment to the FY2017-2022 Capital Improvement Program. The amendment was requested by the County Executive and approved last week by … Read More