November 3, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Announces Unofficial Election Results; Ashman Reelected Mayor

The City of Gaithersburg has announced the unofficial results for its municipal election for mayor and two council member seats. The races show that incumbent Jud Ashman will be reelected as the city’s mayor, a position he’s held since 2014; Jim McNulty, creative director at Gigawatt Group, and Lisa Henderson, program director for Montgomery County […]

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September 21, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Watch Live: Candidates Forum for Gubernatorial Primary to Focus on Renters’ Rights, Affordable Housing, Eviction Crisis

The Montgomery County Renters Alliance, in partnership with Montgomery Community Media hosted a candidates’ forum on the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 21. The forum included the candidates for the Democratic gubernatorial primary race and focused exclusively on renters’ rights, affordable housing, and the eviction crisis. Candidates participating in the forum include Comptroller of Maryland Peter […]

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September 17, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Foro para las Primarias a Gobernador: Derechos de los Inquilinos, Viviendas y Crisis de Desalojo

La Alianza de inquilinos del condado de Montgomery, en asociación con Montgomery Community Media, organiza un foro de candidatos el martes 21 de septiembre de 6:00 p.m. a 8:30 p.m. El foro incluye a los candidatos para las elecciones primarias demócratas para gobernador y se centra exclusivamente en los derechos de los inquilinos, la vivienda […]

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September 16, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Sept. 28 Voter Registration Drives on National Voter Registration Day

Tuesday, Sept. 28 is National Voter Registration Day, a nonpartisan civic holiday first observed in 2012. The Montgomery County Board of Elections (BOE) encourages residents to register to vote and to verify their voter registration information is current. BOE staff will be available at seven locations across the county to assist in registering individuals to […]

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July 16, 2021 | Fran Murphy

Former NFL Player Tackles Law & Order

Robert Bass used to suit up for the Bears and the Packers. Now he wants to add a badge to his wardrobe, according to his campaign’s FaceBook page.  A Silver Spring resident, Bass, 50, joins the race for Montgomery County Sheriff in the Democratic primary. Bass served as a Deputy Sheriff for the county for […]

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June 24, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Former DNC Chair Tom Perez Enters Maryland Gubernatorial Race

Tom Perez, who recently completed his term as chair of the Democratic National Committee, announced on Wednesday that he is running for governor of Maryland. Perez, a resident of Takoma Park, announced his bid on social media, sharing a campaign video. Prior to serving as DNC chair, Perez served as U.S. Labor Secretary under former […]

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May 25, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Former Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler Declares Run for Governor

Doug Gansler, former Maryland Attorney General and former State’s Attorney for Montgomery County, announced Tuesday that he is running for governor. He served as Attorney General from 2007-2015 and was Montgomery County’s State’s Attorney from 1999-2007. In a campaign launch video, Gansler described himself as a “progressive Democrat” and said Maryland is facing tremendous challenges. […]

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April 24, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Former Education Secretary Under Obama Announces Bid for Maryland Governor

The field of candidates for Maryland’s 2022 gubernatorial election continues to grow. Most recently, John King, the former Education Secretary under President Barack Obama, put his hat in the ring and is putting education at the forefront of his campaign. King, a Silver Spring resident, announced his candidacy Tuesday morning on social media, with a […]

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February 10, 2021 | Staff Writer

Franchot Describes Run for Governor in 2022 as ‘Spirited Campaign of Young Ideas’

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot recently commented on his plans to run for governor of Maryland in 2022. He initially announced that he was running for the position in January 2020. “Over the next few months, I’m going to lay out my vision for our state’s future. It begins with protecting Maryland’s families, workers, and small […]

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January 28, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Tom Perez, Former DNC Chair, Hints at Run for Maryland Governor

Tom Perez, who just ended his term as chair of the Democratic National Committee, said on the Bill Press Podcast Tuesday, that he’s considering a run for Maryland governor in 2022. When asked what the future holds, Perez—who previously served as a Montgomery County Councilmember from 2002 to 2006 and Labor Secretary under former President […]

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