Early Voting Period for Primary Continues This Week

The Silver Spring Civic Building is one of 11 early voting centers in the county. Photo by Mike Diegel. There are four more days left in the early voting period for the June 2018 primary. Eleven early voting centers in the county are open from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. from now through Thursday, June 21. The most convenient center for Silver … Read More

Candidate Questionnaires Generate Varied Amounts of Traffic

County Council Campaign Sign Design Review

Photo from barbarajpeters.com In April, we sent the Democratic candidates for an at-large position on the Montgomery County Council a short questionnaire that asked why they were running, their qualifications and why voters should choose them over other candidates, among other questions. Nineteen candidates responded, and we published each questionnaire as they were returned to us. After a period of … Read More

County Council At-Large Candidate: Richard Gottfried

Photo of the candidate courtesy Richard Gottfried Why are you running for County Council? I am running for Montgomery County Council because our county, our community, is at a crossroads. Out-of-control spending, budget gimmicks and no consideration for the future has left our county’s finances in a very bad place. As a property taxpayer, and having represented property taxpayers for … Read More

County Council At-Large Candidate: Cherri Branson

County Council At-Large Candidate: Cherri Branson

Photo of the candidate courtesy Cherri Branson Why are you running for County Council? I’m running because I want to provide the steady and effective representation this county will need to navigate through the upcoming sea change in leadership with four members of the County Council and the county executive leaving office. In the midst of this change, the residents … Read More

County Council At-Large Candidate: Hans Riemer

Photo of the candidate courtesy Hans Riemer Why are you running for County Council? I am running for re-election to advance our progressive, Montgomery community values: To reduce Montgomery County public schools’ class size, to strengthen pre-k and afterschool programs for low-income children To move towards a smart growth future, protecting our environment while helping to ensure our county is … Read More

County Council At-Large Candidate: Danielle Meitiv

Photo of the candidate courtesy Danielle Meitiv Why are you running for County Council? Three years ago, my children were detained by the police for walking home without an adult. My husband and I were harassed and charged with child neglect. I fought back because no one should feel powerless when dealing with our local government and no innocent family … Read More

County Council At-Large Candidate: Brandy Brooks

Photo of the candidate courtesy Brandy Brooks Why are you running for County Council? I’m an organizer, educator and designer living in a multi-racial, multi-generational household in Wheaton. I’m running so that people and families all over Montgomery County have access to affordable housing, good public transit to help us get around the county, good education, and a thriving economy … Read More

County Council At-Large Candidate: Neil Greenberger

Why are you running for County Council? I have worked for the Montgomery County government for the past 11 years, including 10 on the senior staff of the County Council. Over the past 40 years, I have lived for long stretches in Bethesda, Gaithersburg and in the upcounty. I have listened to what people want to make this a better … Read More

County Council At-Large Candidate: Gabe Albornoz

Photo of the candidate courtesy Gabe Albornoz Why are you running for County Council? I love Montgomery County. I feel a duty to serve my community and work for the common good. I believe that elected office is a noble profession and provides a clear opportunity to impact social change and to serve as a bridge between communities. There are … Read More