Most of you should have received your election ballot in the mail by now. If not, please verify you are registered to vote here: https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/VoterSearch.
The big local election candidates revolve around the Board of Education candidates and the Judicial Circuit Court Judges. Here is overall information: https://www.mymcmedia.org/mocovotesmcm-2020-primary-candidate-information/
Below is some information to help you decide. We did the best we could in finding the voter guides, and if any were left out, it was by accident not intentional.
Happy reading and don’t forget to get the ballots in by June 2nd!
Judicial Circuit Court Judges:
There are 4 sitting judges that were appointed but are up for election; with two candidates vying for those seats.
- Bibi Berry (sitting judge): http://www.electsittingjudgesmcs.com
- David Boynton (sitting judge) http://www.electsittingjudgesmcs.com
- Christopher Fogleman (sitting judge): http://www.electsittingjudgesmcs.com
- Thomas Johnson III: www.facebook.com/johnsonforjustice
- Michael McAuliffe (sitting judge): http://www.electsittingjudgesmcs.com
- Marylin Pierre: www.pierreforjudge.com
In general, due to the vetting process that goes into appointing judges, it may be indicated to re-elect the sitting judges (though NPCA is not endorsing anyone). Rather, we were notified of one forum for the candidates to discuss the issues. While it is a Democratic forum, we are sharing this as the forum is intended to be non-partisan in nature and is the only one we were made aware of. To gain access to the forum, you can register here: bit.ly/JCForumRecordingRegistration
Information from the League of Women Voter’s guide may be found here:
Board of Education:
There are many candidates for the Board of Education and the race is arguably the most intense for the local area. We provide several references to voting guides below to help you choose your candidates. Montgomery County voters will elect three nonpartisan members to the Board of Education in November. The top two vote-getters in the June 2 primary for the at-large and District 4 seats move on to the general election. District 2 only has two candidates who filed, so both candidates will advance to the general election.
League of Women Voter’s Guide to At Large: LWV — 2020 BOE voter guide – At-Large.pdf
League of Women Voter’s Guide to District 4: BOE District 4 all candidate answers.docx
Bethesda Magazine: Bethesda Mag At Large Voter Guide.docx
Metro DC PFLAG: Metro DC PFLAG At Large BOE Voter Guide.docx
Council for Advocacy and Policy Solutions: https://capsmd.org/issues/governance
Lux Manor Citizens Association had a zoom forum: https://www.facebook.com/luxmanor.20852/videos/861530460981698/
May 19, 2020
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