For the Many,
Not the Few

Due to recently-passed term limits, several members of the Montgomery County Council cannot run for re-election. We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make the county government more like the people it represents. In the at-large County Council race, there are over thirty candidates running for four spots, almost all of whom claim to be progressive.

But we need more than empty promises.

By electing these candidates, we can build a county government that is willing to stand up for the needs of working families and make Montgomery County a welcoming place for everyone. We can give a voice for the 99% in our County delegation to the Maryland General Assembly. We can make sure our county and our state listen to us, and not developers and special interests.

We can change our government to serve the many, not the few.

 

MaRc Elrich
for montgomery county executive

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With over a decade of experience on the County Council, Marc has fought tirelessly to improve working conditions in Montgomery County and led the successful fight for the $15/hour minimum wage. He has been endorsed by Progressive Maryland, Metro DC DSA, CASA in Action, Jews United for Justice Campaign Fund, LiUNA, Montgomery County Green Democrats, SEIU 32BJ, SEIU Local 500, UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO, Progressive Neighbors, and many others.

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Brandy Brooks
for montgomery county council at-large

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A lifelong community organizer, Brandy is committed to supporting marginalized communities and addressing gaps in Montgomery County services. She has been endorsed by Progressive Maryland, Metro DC DSA, CASA in Action, UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO, the American Women's Party, Progressive Neighbors, and the Montgomery County Education Association.

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Danielle Meitiv
for montgomery county council at-large

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As a climate scientist, Danielle will fight to build an environmentally sustainable county and be a tireless advocate for openness and transparency in local government. She has been endorsed by Progressive Maryland, Metro DC DSA, the Montgomery County Sierra Club, Progressive Neighbors, and the Montgomery County Green Democrats.

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Chris Wilhelm
for montgomery county council at-large

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An ESOL teacher at Northwood High School, Chris is running to fight economic inequality and create a better future for his students and every student in Montgomery County. He has the endorsement of Progressive Maryland, Metro DC DSA, LiUNA, the Montgomery County Green Democrats, UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO, Progressive Neighbors, and the Montgomery County Education Association.

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Gabriel Acevero
For Maryland House of Delegates, District 39

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A union organizer and activist, who has fought for criminal justice reform and automatic voter registration in Montgomery County, Gabe is running to create an equal society for all residents of District 39 regardless of their background. He has been endorsed by SEIU Local 500, CASA in Action, UCFW Local 1994 MCGEO, the DC Nurses Association, Metro DC DSA, Progressive Neighbors, the Montgomery County Education Association, and many more.

Vaughn Stewart
For Maryland House of Delegates, District 19

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A regulatory attorney with a pro bono practice, Vaughn has worked tirelessly to defend refugees facing attacks from the Trump Administration. After beating cancer twice, Vaughn is dedicated to making sure all Maryland residents have quality healthcare. He has been endorsed by Progressive Neighbors, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, the Montgomery County Sierra Club, Metro DC DSA, Run for Something, the Montgomery County Green Democrats, and the Montgomery County Education Association.

 
 

On the Issues

The candidates MDC DSA Solidarity PAC supports will enact policies that will make a real, material difference in the lives of Montgomery County residents.

 
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Ensuring Quality Public Education

All students deserve high quality public education. These candidates support universal Pre-K and making Montgomery College tuition free.

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Investing in Public Transportation

Montgomery County lacks efficient public transportation. These candidates support investing in infrastructure and providing more commuting options like Bus Rapid Transit to get everyone traveling faster.

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Protecting Our Environment

These candidates will lead the fight against pollution and climate change with an ambitious zero-emissions plan. They will shut down the Dickerson incinerator so residents can breathe easier.

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Empowering our neighborhoods

These candidates will stand up to big developers by supporting community land trusts and rent stabilization because everyone in Montgomery County deserves housing they can afford. These candidates will ensure that county residents have a voice in planning decisions for their community.