Monday, August 09, 2010

Delegate Susan Lee Endorses Hans Riemer

Delegate Susan Lee (D-16) has endorsed challenger Hans Riemer for an at-large County Council seat. This is Riemer's third endorsement by an elected official in a row that has come from outside District 5, where he ran for council in 2006. (The prior three are from a majority of the Gaithersburg City Council, Delegate Kathleen Dumais and Delegate Brian Feldman.) Following is Riemer's press release.

For Immediate Release
August 6, 2010

Del. Susan Lee Endorses Hans Riemer for County Council
Del. Lee: "Hans knows how to bring people together and get real results."

Contact: Ken Silverman, Campaign Manager
240-389-4276 or

BETHESDA - Delegate Susan Lee, Democrat from District 16, endorsed Hans Riemer for Montgomery County Council At Large today. Del. Lee joins fellow D16 Delegate Bill Frick and seven other members of Montgomery County's state delegation in supporting Hans Riemer. Delegate Lee has represented Bethesda, Potomac and Chevy Chase in Annapolis since 2002.

"I know Hans will be an effective advocate for all of the citizens in Montgomery County on the County Council," Lee said. "Between his work getting young people out to vote for Obama, the coalition he built to stop Bush from privatizing Social Security and his efforts to get seniors involved at AARP, Hans knows how to bring people together and get real results."

"We need to bring new people into the process to get better results," said Riemer. "Every corner of Montgomery County deserves a voice on the County Council, and that's why I'm so proud to have the support of Delegate Lee and so many other community leaders and voters across the county."

Delegate Lee joins the Coalition of Asian Pacific American Democrats (CAPAD), Senator Jamie Raskin, Delegates Kathleen Dumais, Brian Feldman, Bill Frick, Sheila Hixson, Tom Hucker, Karen Montgomery and Kirill Reznik, Councilmembers Valerie Ervin and Nancy Navarro, the Washington Post, the Sierra Club, the Montgomery County Education Association and many others in supporting Hans Riemer's candidacy.

A veteran of President Obama's senior campaign staff, Hans Riemer has spent the last two years working on pension reform and community engagement at AARP while advocating for protecting Metro and Ride On and building the Purple Line here in Montgomery County. He was a key leader in assembling the national campaign to stop President Bush from privatizing Social Security. Hans and his wife Angela live in Silver Spring with their three year old son Henry.