Monday, May 20, 2013
Delaney: 'Doug Duncan’s record speaks for itself and his values and expertise are well-known around our county.'
U.S. Rep. John Delaney on Saturday endorsed Douglas M. Duncan at the former Montgomery County Executive's first major campaign event in his bid to regain his old job. “Doug Duncan’s record speaks for itself and his values and expertise are well-known around our county,” Delaney (D-Dist. 6) of Potomac said in a statement released by Duncan’s campaign. “I know Doug has the long term vision to make our county a great place to work, live, start a business, raise a family, and he has a plan to make Montgomery work.” Duncan, a Democrat, served three terms as county executive from 1994 to 2006. In 2006, he sought the Democratic nomination for governor, before dropping out of the race, citing depression. After a hiatus, Duncan has decided to re-…
Friday, May 10, 2013
Hundreds gather at Prince George's Community College in Largo, MD for Brown's gubernatorial campaign announcement.
Follow @UMarlboroPatch for live coverage of Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's announcement.
Friday, May 3, 2013
The effort to place the issue on the ballot will be led by Democratic Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger and Washington County Republican Del. Neil Parrott.
Proponents of the death penalty in Maryland will attempt to overturn at the ballot box a new law repealing capital punishment. The effort to place the issue before voters in 2014 will be spearheaded by Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger and Washington County Del. Neil Parrott. The pair is expected to make the effort to collect the required 55,736 official during a Friday morning announcement near Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Shellenberger said the death penalty is an important tool for prosecutors. "One only has to look at what has taken place in our country in the last 10 years—Virginia Tech; Aurora, CO; Boston," Shellenberger said. "We don't know what is going to happen in the future but we should at least have the …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Pundits have long speculated that Maryland's Gov. Martin O'Malley would compete for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016.
Will Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley compete to become commander-in-chief? Despite several pretty clear indicators that the two-term governor is very interested in becoming president, he told reporters during a trade mission to Israel that he won't make a decision until next year. WAMU.org reported: In Jerusalem, O'Malley said he is currently undecided but intends to dedicate "reflection time" during the latter half of this year on whether he will undertake a run for the White House. O'Malley often is mentioned, along with Vice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as a potential Democratic nominee in the 2016 contest. Legislative victories for the governor and the state's Democratic …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Maryland Juice: Navarro, other county pols, could join Brown in gubernatorial bid.
Could Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro (D-Dist. 4) of Silver Spring become Maryland's next lieutenant governor? The state's gubernatorial election is a long way off, but political consultant David Moon, editor of the politics blog Maryland Juice, thinks Navarro is at least under consideration as a running mate to current Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown. Brown, a Democrat from Prince George's County, is expected to be the first candidate to announce his bid for governor in 2014. Adam Fogel, Navarro's chief of staff, declined to comment. Moon procured a short list of potential candidates to join Brown, who is thought to be preparing to kick off his campaign May 10 at Prince George's Community College. Here's the list: Click here …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Silver Spring Councilwoman joins Councilmembers George Leventhal and Phil Andrews, former County Executive Doug Duncan as Democratic candidates, The Washington Examiner reported.
Montgomery County Councilwoman Valerie Ervin, of Silver Spring, announced plans to join an already crowded Democratic field for the 2014 county executive race, The Washington Examiner reported. Ervin joins County Councilmembers George Leventhal (At Large) and Phil Andrews (Gaithersburg/Rockville), along with former County Executive Doug Duncan in the race, according to the report. Current County Executive Ike Leggett could still announce a run for re-election. Ervin, 55, said she'd had "serious discussions" with multiple community members, pollsters and media consultants about starting her campaign, according to the report. Read the full story on The Washington Examiner.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Get caught up on headlines you might've missed in Montgomery County.
With more than a dozen websites across Montgomery County, Patch brings you news from every corner of our community. Catch up on headlines you might have missed this week, including a speed camera controversy in Chevy Chase, a push to ban fracking in Maryland and a retail race in Clarksburg. Frederick Woman Killed In Fatal Crash Near I-270S Shady Grove Exit GAITHERSBURG—A fatal accident on Interstate 270 southbound caused major delays Monday morning for commuters in the Gaithersburg-Rockville area. Read more on Gaithersburg Patch. Rockville Case Cited in Bid to Close Sex Law Loophole ROCKVILLE—Part-time school employees in Maryland have been able to engage in sexual relationships with students as young as 16 and avoid prosecution due to a…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Takoma Park delegate asks to be called a "rumored" candidate during interview with journalist.
Takoma Park Del. Heather Mizeur (D-District 20) took a spin on her own rumor mill yesterday when she took time to remind this journalist that she's considering running for governor in 2014. With nearly 21 months until the election, what else is a maybe-contender for the state's highest seat supposed to do? The exchange took place during an interview at an event at Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville yesterday in support of proposed legislation which would require Maryland employers to provide workers with paid sick leave. "If you care to, put in there 'rumored gubernatorial candidate,'" said Mizeur as the interview concluded, jokingly suggesting how she might like to be referenced in a report noting her advocacy for the mandatory sick-leave…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
It's a no-go for Franchot. Who should step in?
Comptroller Peter Franchot, who was expected to run for governor in 2014, announced Tuesday he would not seek the post. Franchot, whose criticism of Gov. Martin O’Malley led many to believe he would run, instead announced he would seek to retain his current position. But just because Franchot won’t run, doesn’t mean there won’t be a crowded primary field. Other Democrats who may seek the office include Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Del. Heather Mizeur, Attorney General Doug Gansler and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman. What Democrat would you like to see make a run for the state’s top office? Tell us why in comments.
Monday, December 3, 2012
The holiday visions in our heads probably still have more to do with sugar plums than Scrooge, so let's hold that thought for a few more days.
Montgomery County may have gotten a whole new political season for Christmas, considering what looked like an unofficial announcement last week. Below are the details, as well as the rest of the week's highlights in our continuing investigation into life in these 500 square miles. You'd think we would have gotten a call back considering the newsworthiness of the information, but we'll stick with the evidence we did get. According to an email sent to supporters, former county executive Doug Duncan is set to vie for that office again, after a six-year hiatus. “I am not seeking to return to the County Executive office simply because it is winnable—I am returning because I have so much energy for the job and know that Montgomery County is …