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Questions for Candidates from Community Ministries

Community Ministries of Rockville, a coalition of 21 faith communities, have asked all the candidates to respond to a questionnaire, a tradition they’ve followed since 1980. They’re due today and will be distributed to their members the weekend before the election, but I thought you’d like to see their interests and concerns: Continue reading →

Hometown Holidays

Max van Balgooy for Rockville Council booth.For both days of Hometown Holidays, the annual street fair in downtown Rockville held over the Memorial Day weekend, I manned a booth to publicly declare my candidacy for City Council.  I was the only candidate or elected official at any level (city, county, or state) with a booth and one of two booths related to politics (next door was the Republican Womens Association).

The days were long and hot, but it was a great way to meet lots of people, even though the booth was a bit off the main axis of activity (I was one of two booths on Montgomery Avenue in front of the Regal Movie Theater; most booths lined Maryland Avenue).  When I wasn’t chatting with people, I was being entertained by live music from the “Montgomery Stage,” each day bringing three great bands (I was expecting at least one band that would cause me to grind my teeth for an hour, but really every band was top notch).

Here’s what I learned: Continue reading →

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