Election 2018

The Primary Election is June 26, 2018.


The Primary Election is where decisions are made in Montgomery County. The results of this year’s Primary will have major consequences for all business owners and their employees. Your voice and your vote this year are more important than ever.


Make sure you and your employees are registered to vote.


Every citizen of the U. S. over the age of 18 is eligible to register and vote. You must register before Election Day in order to vote.


Register to Vote in the Primary Election.  DEADLINE: June 5


Request an Absentee Ballot or plan to take advantage or Early Voting (10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Thursday, June 14 to Thursday, June 21) if you will be out of town on June 26. 


Find Your Polling Place and VOTE between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on June 26.


Learn About the Candidates


* GSSCC’s Members-Only Democrat County Executive Candidates Forum – April 18


* GSSCC’s Members-Only Meet the Candidates for Montgomery County Council At-Large and Maryland General Assembly (Delegates and Senators for Silver Spring) – May 16


* Candidate Questionnaire – See which Democrat candidates for Montgomery County Executive and Montgomery County Council At-Large responded to, and how they answered, questions of concern to businesses in Silver Spring.



Democrat Candidates in a Contested Primary for County Executive

*Roger Berliner

*David Blair

Marc Elrich

Bill Frick

*Rose Krasnow

*George Leventhal


Candidates in Contested Primaries for Montgomery County Council At-Large

Gabe Albornoz

 *Rosemary O. Arkoian

*Marilyn Balcombe

 Charles Barkley

 Shruti Bhatnagar

 Cherri L. Branson

 Brandy H. M. Brooks

 Craig Carozza-Caviness

 Ron Colbert

 Bill Conway

 Hoan Dang

Robert Dyer (Republican)

Tom Falcinelli

 Chris P. Jr. Fiotes (Republican)

 Lorna Phillips Forde

 Loretta Jean Garcia

 Paul S. Geller

 Evan Glass

 Richard Gottfried

 *Neil H. Greenberger

 Seth Grimes

 Ashwani Jain

 Will Jawando

 David V. Lipscomb

 Melissa McKenna

 Danielle Meitiv

 Penny Musser (Republican)

*Jill Ortman Fouse

 Hans Riemer

 *Michele Riley

Graceila Rivera-Owen,

 Darwin Romero

 Mohammad Siddique

 Shelly Skolnick (Republican)

Jarrett Smith

 *Steve Solomon

 Chris Wilhelm


Candidates for Montgomery County Council District 5

Kevin Harris

Tom Hucker

Kenge Malikidogo-Fludd


*Thank you to these candidates who submitted the completed questionnaires by the requested deadline.