Heading into Tuesday’s council session, Hans Riemer, who served a one-year term as council president, told his colleagues: “We welcome new voices to county leadership — we are looking forward to your contributions.”
Democrat Marc Elrich, a veteran county council member, easily fended off two challengers — including a third-party run from his former Democratic colleague — in the race for Montgomery County executive.
The election has been framed in some quarters as a referendum over the future of the county: How much growth and development is too much? Does Montgomery County need to be more business-friendly? And how should county leaders combat congestion and other transportation headaches in the county to keep residents moving.
Nancy Floreen, who is running for county executive in Montgomery County, said she would rejoin the Democratic Party, saying she had been “very upfront” about why she left.
A super political action committee opposed to Nancy Floreen’s bid for Montgomery County executive hit the airwaves this week with an advertisement that is critical of her reliance on contributions from the business community.
Teams of canvassers are working through the weekend to get the 7,255 signatures Floreen needs to get on the ballot as an independent candidate in the race for Montgomery County Executive by 5 p.m. Monday.
Businessman David Blair picked up two votes after the recount, making the final number of votes that councilmember Marc Elrich won by a total of 77.
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The Blair campaign is asking for a recount of provisional and absentee ballots as well as a recount in two specific precincts. The request comes days after the Montgomery County Board of Elections certified Blair’s opponent — longtime county councilmember Marc Elrich — as the winner by several dozen votes.
In an interview with WTOP, David Blair — who ran for Montgomery County executive in the Democratic primary — said his campaign is still considering whether to petition for a recount.
In her statement Wednesday, county Council member Nancy Floreen, who is term-limited, said she’s running “to give Montgomery County a third, independent choice come November.”
Marc Elrich is declaring victory in the race to be the Democratic candidate for Montgomery County Executive. The Board of Elections finished counting votes and Elich has an 80 vote lead, but there could still be recounts.
The race for Montgomery County executive — still too close to call after last week’s primary — just got a new twist: Current county Council member Nancy Floreen has signaled her intent to run for county executive as an independent.
The thousands of absentee and provisional ballots issued are expected to play a key role in the closely watched Montgomery County executive’s race where the top two contenders are separated by fewer than 500 votes. But it will take until the end of next week before the state certifies the official results and a winner is declared.
Montgomery County voters are casting ballots for county council, county executive, state’s attorney, sheriff and the board of education. Stay with WTOP for results.
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