Thursday, June 01, 2006

MoCo Brief

Persistent rumors that Board of Education member Valerie Ervin would enter the 5th District County Council race appear to be finally coming true as current Council candidate and Takoma Park City Councilmember Joy Austin-Lane acknowledged this morning in an email to supporters.

Yesterday’s Political Junkie has a piece about the late Sen. Lloyd Bentsen that includes a photo of him and MoCo Dem activist Beth Siniawsky from 30 years ago. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5442220

And ChesapeakeBlue today points out that Governor Ehrlich is claiming credit for an air pollution law that he opposed. http://freestatepolitics.blogspot.com/2006/05/steele-disses-his-president-ehrlich-is.html

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2 Comments:

Blogger MoCoPolitics said...

I heard Elrich was planning on running at-large as a result. So I guess we're approaching the point where every single citizen in Montgomery County is running for an at-large seat on the council.

6/01/2006 05:26:00 PM  
Blogger OnBackground said...

The Gazette is running a piece that confirms that Valerie Ervin is in the District 5 County Council race (Kensington, Takoma Park and parts of Silver Spring and Wheaton) and that Marc Elrich would be jumping to the at-large Council race. The article mentions that Joy Austin-Lane may be shifting to another race, but doesn’t mention the intentions of Hans Riemer.

And yeah, I'm not sure how we keep track of people in the at-large race. Right now there are three categories -- incumbents, Trachtenberg/Elrich with clear smart-growth credentials, and everyone else, for a total of around 15, right?

6/02/2006 10:18:00 AM  

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