Friday, August 27, 2010

Chevy Chase Candidate Forum

Montgomery County Council At-Large Candidates’ Public Forum, Thurs., Sept. 2, 7 p.m. At 4H Center in Town of Chevy Chase

Thirteen candidates running in the primary elections for Montgomery County Council At-Large seats will face off at a public forum on Thursday, September 2, at 7 p.m.

The four incumbent At-Large Councilmembers—Marc Elrich, Nancy Floreen, George Leventhal and Duchy Trachtenberg—will be joined by all but one of their registered challengers. These include five Democrats, three Republicans and one Green Party candidate.

Charles Duffy, host of Montgomery Municipal Cable TV’s “Political Pulse,” will moderate the discussion focused on major issues affecting County residents.

Cosponsored by 18 downcounty communities and community organizations, the event will be held at the 4H Center, 7100 Connecticut Ave., in the Town of Chevy Chase. It is the second in a series of three forums to inform residents about County and Maryland State candidates and their views, and to increase awareness of legislative actions that affect the quality of life in our area. The final forum on October 20 will feature candidates for State legislature.

The goal is to encourage more participation in elections that have a great impact on our day-to-day lives. With the theme 2010 County and State Elections: Why Care? the larger effort also includes educational materials about candidates and important local issues pending over the next four years.

Challengers participating in the September 2 forum will be Democrats Fred Evans, Raj Narayanan, Hans Riemer, Becky Wagner and Jane de Winter; Republicans Robert Dyer, Mark D. Fennel and Brandon Rippeon; and Green Party candidate George Gluck.

Co-hosts are Chevy Chase View, Chevy Chase Village, Chevy Chase West, Citizens Coordinating Committee on Friendship Heights, East Bethesda Citizens Association, Citizens for a Better Bethesda, Edgemoor Citizens Association, Garrett Park, League of Women Voters of Montgomery County, Montgomery County Civic Federation (MCCF), Presidents Council of Silver Spring Civic Associations (PREZCO), Rollingwood Citizens Association, Section 3 of the Village of Chevy Chase, Somerset, Town of Chevy Chase, Town of Kensington, Village of Martin’s Additions, Village of North Chevy Chase.


Contact: Pat Burda, Town of Chevy Chase Councilmember