Candidates Running for Montgomery County, State, Federal Offices

List shows candidates who have filed or publicly announced they are running


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FROM MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS WEBSITE

Updated at 1:20 p.m. Dec. 13

Bethesda Beat is keeping a list of candidates who have filed or announced their campaigns for Montgomery County offices in the June 26, 2018, primary elections, as well as the Maryland General Assembly and U.S. House of Representatives races representing Montgomery County.

Key: * = filed; other candidates have publicly announced they are running. (i) = incumbent

Candidates are listed in alphabetical order, separated by party.

To report updates, email Interim Managing Editor Andrew Schotz at andrew.schotz@bethesdamagazine.com

 

Congressional District 3

  • John Sarbanes of Towson, an attorney (i) – Democrat*

 

Congressional District 6

  • Amie Hoeber of Potomac, a former deputy undersecretary of the Army – Republican*
  • Lisa Lloyd of Potomac, a nurse practitioner – Republican*
  • Matt Mossburg of Urbana, a former state delegate – Republican*
  • Bradley Stephen Rohrs of Germantown, a real estate professional – Republican*
  • Andrew Duck of Frederick, a Pentagon consultant and Army veteran – Democrat*
  • Dr. Nadia Hashimi of Potomac, a pediatrician and author – Democrat
  • Chris Hearsey of Silver Spring, an aerospace executive – Democrat*
  • Roger Manno of Silver Spring, a state senator from District 19 – Democrat
  • Aruna Miller of Darnestown, a state delegate from District 15 – Democrat
  • David Trone of Potomac, a businessman – Democrat

 

Congressional District 8

  • Jamie Raskin of Takoma Park, a constitutional law professor (i) – Democrat*

 

State Senate District 14

  • Robert Drozd of Silver Spring, a national security professional under contract to the Joint Chiefs of Staff – Republican*
  • Craig Zucker of Olney, former deputy chief of staff for the Maryland comptroller – Democrat*

 

State Senate District 15

  • David Wilson of Poolesville, a U.S. Army veteran – Republican*
  • Brian Feldman of Potomac, an attorney (i) – Democrat

 

State Senate District 16

  • Susan Lee of Bethesda, an attorney (i) – Democrat*

 

State Senate District 17

  • Cheryl Kagan of Rockville, who works for Community Ministries of Rockville (i) – Democrat

 

State Senate District 18

  • Dana Beyer of Chevy Chase, an activist and retired eye surgeon – Democrat
  • Jeff Waldstreicher of Kensington, an attorney – Democrat*

 

State Senate District 19

  • Ben Kramer of Derwood, a business operator – Democrat*

 

State Senate District 20

  • Will Smith Jr. of Silver Spring, an attorney (i) – Democrat

 

State Senate District 39

  • Nancy King of Montgomery Village, vice president and chief financial officer of a family-owned consulting and forensic engineering company (i) – Democrat*

 

State Delegate District 14 (three seats)

  • Patricia Fenati of Damascus, a retired telecommunications engineer – Republican*
  • Anne Kaiser of Silver Spring, who works for Bethesda Transportation Solutions (i) – Democrat*
  • Eric Luedtke of Burtonsville, a program coordinator for the University of Maryland and former teacher (i) – Democrat*
  • Pamela Queen of Olney, a professor of finance at Morgan State University (i) – Democrat*

 

State Delegate District 15 (three seats)

  • Laurie Halverson of Potomac, former member of Maryland State Board of Education – Republican*
  • Harvey Jacobs of Potomac, an attorney – Republican
  • Anis Ahmed of Gaithersburg, who works for the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights – Democrat*
  • Kathleen Dumais of Rockville, an attorney (i) – Democrat
  • David Fraser-Hidalgo of Boyds, a partner in an environmental consulting firm (i) – Democrat
  • Kevin Mack of North Potomac, district director for U.S. Rep. John Delaney – Democrat*
  • Lily Qi of North Potomac, assistant chief administrator for County Executive Ike Leggett – Democrat
  • Andrew Van Wye of North Potomac, a former legislative researcher at CQ/Roll Call – Democrat

 

State Delegate District 16 (three seats)

  • Jordan Cooper of Bethesda, a civic activist – Democrat
  • Joseph Aloysius Hennessey of Chevy Chase, an attorney – Democrat*
  • Ariana Kelly of Bethesda, owner of a consulting firm (i) – Democrat
  • Marc Korman of Bethesda, an attorney (i) – Democrat*
  • Sara Love of Cabin John, an attorney – Democrat*
  • Samir Paul of Bethesda, a teacher – Democrat

 

State Delegate District 17 (three seats)

  • Kumar Barve of Rockville, chief financial officer of an environmental management company (i) – Democrat
  • Julie Palakovich Carr of Rockville, a biologist and Rockville council member – Democrat*
  • Jim Gilchrist of Rockville, former legislative analyst for Montgomery County Office of Intergovernmental Relations (i) – Democrat
  • Andrew Platt of Gaithersburg, former Capitol Hill staffer (i) – Democrat

 

State Delegate District 18 (three seats)

  • Al Carr of Kensington, an engineer and former telecommunications manager (i) – Democrat*
  • Ron Franks of Silver Spring – Democrat*
  • Mila Johns of Chevy Chase, a former researcher and terrorism analyst for the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism – Democrat*
  • Helga Luest of Rockville, a manager at Abt Associates – Democrat*
  • Joel Rubin of Chevy Chase, Town of Chevy Chase Council member and former deputy assistant secretary of state in the Obama administration – Democrat
  • Emily Shetty of Kensington, who works on health care and technology issues for the Stanton Park Group – Democrat*
  • Jared Solomon of Chevy Chase, a former congressional aide – Democrat*

 

State Delegate District 19 (three seats)

  • Brian Crider of Rockville, a software developer – Democrat*
  • Charlotte Crutchfield of Silver Spring, a former Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee member – Democrat
  • Bonnie Cullison of Silver Spring, a retired teacher (i) – Democrat*
  • Marlin Jenkins of Silver Spring, a major in the Maryland Army National Guard and a labor attorney – Democrat*
  • Maricé Ivette Morales of Silver Spring, a wage investigator for the AFL-CIO (i) – Democrat*
  • Vaughn Stewart of Derwood, an attorney – Democrat*
  • Carl Ward of Rockville, an attorney – Democrat
  • Jade Wiles Jr. of Silver Spring, a former health care operations manager – Democrat*

 

State Delegate District 20 (three seats)

  • Fatmata Barrie of Silver Spring, an attorney – Democrat*
  • Lorig Charkoudian of Takoma Park, executive director of Community Mediation Maryland – Democrat*
  • David Moon of Silver Spring, an attorney and activist (i) – Democrat
  • Darian Unger of Silver Spring, associate professor at Howard University School of Business – Democrat*
  • Jheanelle Wilkins of Silver Spring, a senior field manager at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (i) – Democrat

 

State Delegate District 39 (three seats)

  • Gabriel Acevero of Montgomery Village, a union representative and organizer with the Municipal and County Government Employees Organization (MCGEO) – Democrat*
  • Bobby Bartlett of Montgomery Village, a communications coordinator for Progressive Maryland – Democrat*
  • Andy Hoverman of Montgomery Village, an attorney and small-business owner – Democrat*
  • Lesley Lopez of Montgomery Village, a former director of communications and publications for the US-China Business Council – Democrat*
  • Kirill Reznik of Germantown, the director of contracting and compliance for Training Resources Group (i) – Democrat*
  • Shane Robinson of Montgomery Village, executive director of The Ehlers Danlos Society (i) – Democrat*

 

Montgomery County Executive

  • Robin Ficker of Boyds, an attorney – Republican*
  • Roger Berliner of North Bethesda, a Montgomery County Council member – Democrat*
  • David Blair of Potomac, a businessman – Democrat
  • Marc Elrich of Takoma Park, a Montgomery County Council member – Democrat*
  • Bill Frick of Bethesda, an attorney and state delegate from District 16 – Democrat
  • Rose Krasnow of Rockville, deputy director of the Montgomery County Planning Department – Democrat
  • George Leventhal of Takoma Park, a Montgomery County Council member – Democrat*

 

Montgomery County Council At-Large (four seats)

  • Gabe Albornoz of Kensington, Montgomery County’s recreation director – Democrat*
  • Marilyn Balcombe of Germantown, the president of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce – Democrat*
  • Charles Barkley of Germantown, a state delegate from District 39 – Democrat*
  • Shruti Bhatnagar of Silver Spring, a community advocate – Democrat*
  • Cherri Branson of Silver Spring, Montgomery County’s procurement director – Democrat*
  • Brandy Brooks of Wheaton, an activist – Democrat*
  • Ron Colbert of Damascus, a federal contractor and basketball coach – Democrat*
  • Bill Conway of Potomac, an attorney – Democrat*
  • Hoan Dang of Wheaton, a community organizer and federal contractor – Democrat*
  • Lorna Phillips Forde of Germantown, a small-business owner – Democrat*
  • Loretta Jean Garcia of Bethesda, an attorney – Democrat*
  • Paul Geller of Olney, a stay-at-home parent and former president of the Montgomery County Council of Parent Teacher Associations – Democrat*
  • Evan Glass of Silver Spring, the executive director of Gandhi Brigade Youth Media and a former CNN journalist – Democrat*
  • Richard Gottfried of Rockville, a small-business owner – Democrat*
  • Neil Greenberger of Damascus, Montgomery County government employee – Democrat*
  • Seth Grimes of Takoma Park, an activist and former Takoma Park City Council member – Democrat*
  • Julian Haffner of Gaithersburg, an attorney – Democrat
  • John Hurson of Bethesda, a cosmetics industry lobbyist and former state delegate – Democrat
  • Ashwani Jain of Silver Spring, former Obama administration official – Democrat*
  • Will Jawando of Silver Spring, an attorney and director of Summer R.I.S.E. (Real Interesting Summer Experience) – Democrat*
  • Melissa McKenna of Gaithersburg, a stay-at-home parent and former vice president of the Montgomery County Council of Parent Teacher Associations – Democrat*
  • Danielle Meitiv of Silver Spring, a science consultant – Democrat*
  • Hans Riemer of Takoma Park, a Montgomery County Council member (i) – Democrat*
  • Michele Riley of Silver Spring, a certified public accountant – Democrat
  • Darwin Romero of Silver Spring, a construction manager – Democrat*
  • Mohammad Siddique of Montgomery Village, a project controls/management consultant – Democrat*
  • Rebecca Smondrowski of Gaithersburg, a Montgomery County Board of Education member – Democrat
  • Steve Solomon of Rockville, a talk radio host and producer – Democrat*
  • Chris Wilhelm of Chevy Chase, a teacher – Democrat*

 

Montgomery County Council District 1

  • Richard Banach of Chevy Chase, a college student – Republican*
  • Bill Cook of Bethesda, a community activist – Democrat*
  • Pete Fosselman of Kensington, a former deputy secretary of state for Maryland – Democrat
  • Andrew Friedson of Bethesda, a former adviser to state Comptroller Peter Franchot – Democrat*
  • Ana Sol Gutierrez of Chevy Chase, a state delegate from District 18 – Democrat*
  • Regina “Reggie” Oldak of Bethesda, an attorney – Democrat*
  • Dalbin Osorio of Chevy Chase, a social worker – Democrat*
  • Meredith Wellington of Bethesda, an attorney and former county planning board member – Democrat*

 

Montgomery County Council District 2

  • Ed Amatetti of Gaithersburg, a former teacher and education reform nonprofit founder – Republican*
  • Tom Ferleman of Germantown, a strategy and innovation consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton – Republican*
  • Tiquia Bennett of Germantown, first aid and CPR instructor – Democrat*
  • Tony Puca of Gaithersburg, a mortgage loan officer and insurance agent and former business owner – Democrat*
  • Craig Rice of Germantown, a Montgomery County Council member (i) – Democrat

 

Montgomery County Council District 3

  • Sidney Katz of Rockville, a Montgomery County Council member (i) – Democrat*
  • Benjamin Glickman Shnider of Rockville, former political director of the Israel advocacy organization J Street – Democrat*

 

Montgomery County Council District 4

  • Nancy Navarro of Silver Spring, a Montgomery County Council member (i) – Democrat*

 

Montgomery County Council District 5

  • Tom Hucker of Silver Spring, a Montgomery County Council member (i) – Democrat*

 

Montgomery County State’s Attorney

  • Thomas DeGonia of Olney, a former assistant state’s attorney – Democrat
  • John McCarthy of Gaithersburg (i) – Democrat*

 

Montgomery County Clerk of the Circuit Court

  • Alan Bowser of Silver Spring, an attorney – Democrat*
  • Barbara H. Meiklejohn of Clarksburg (i) – Democrat*

 

Montgomery County Register of Wills

  • Joseph Griffin of Olney (i) – Democrat*

 

Montgomery County Sheriff

  • Jae Hwang, a lieutenant with Montgomery County police – Republican
  • Darren Mark Popkin of Olney (i) – Democrat*

 

Montgomery County Circuit Judge (four seats)

  • James A. Bonifant (i)*
  • Jeannie E. Cho (i)*
  • Debra L. Dwyer (i)*
  • Kevin G. Hessler (i)*

 

Montgomery County Board of Education District 1

  • Judy Docca of Montgomery Village, a retired principal – nonpartisan race*

 

Montgomery County Board of Education District 3

  • Patricia O’Neill of Bethesda, a former retail worker (i) – nonpartisan race*

 

Montgomery County Board of Education District 5

  • Brenda Wolff of Silver Spring, who is retired from the U.S. Department of Education – nonpartisan race*

 

Montgomery County Board of Education At-Large (one seat)

  • No candidates have filed

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