County Council At-Large Candidate: Ashwani Jain

Photo of the candidate courtesy Ashwani Jain. Why are you running for County Council? I love Montgomery County and am blessed to call it my home. This is where my parents immigrated to start our family and launch our family business. I’ve lived in four of the five council districts, in both the east and west sides of the county, … Read More

County Council At-Large Candidate: Michele Riley

County Council At-Large Candidate: Michele Riley

Photo of the candidate courtesy Michele Riley Why are you running for County Council? Voters in Montgomery County are ready for a change in leadership, as evidenced by the term limit measure that passed in 2016. In my opinion, this readiness for change means that we need to get back to the basics of governance: Maintaining and growing our tax … Read More

Fourth Annual County Greenfest Set for May 5

Graphic from Montgomery County GreenFest The county’s fourth annual GreenFest will be held tomorrow, May 5, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Jesup Blair Local Park, located at Georgia Avenue and Blair Road, next to the Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus. This environmental festival will offer entertainment, exhibitors, dance performances, food, and workshops for the family under the theme “Where … Read More

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