County executive candidate forum brings out hundreds in Montgomery County

Early voting starts June 14th to the 21st

ROCKVILLE, Md. - With Montgomery County Executive Leggett’s last term coming to an end, there are now seven candidates’ who are running to take his spot.

Wednesday, the B'nai Israel Men's Club in Rockville hosted the county executive candidate forum as a way to give residents a chance to make their decision on who they want their next county executive to be. A Montgomery County volunteer voting organization, MoCo Voters, was at the forum to educate voters on which candidates used public financing versus the ones who have not.  Officials from the organization say this election has the largest number of candidates’ running in history.

"This is a historic moment in Montgomery County, it’s the first year that were having public financing elections, it’s a start for the county, it’s the first county in Maryland to have it and the nations eyes are on it" said Bobby Lipman, MocoVoters.org Co-Lead.

Here is a list of early voting centers:

    • Activity Center at Bohner Park, 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD
    • Damascus Community Rec. Center, 25520 Oak Dr., Damascus, MD
    • Executive Office Bldg., 101 Monroe St., Rockville, MD
    • Germantown Community Rec. Center, 18905 Kingsview Rd., Germantown, MD
    • Jane Lawton Community Rec. Center, 4301 Willow Ln., Chevy Chase, MD
    • Marilyn J. Praisner Community Rec. Center, 14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD
    • Mid-County Community Rec. Center, 2004 Queensguard Rd., Silver Spring, MD
    • Potomac Community Rec., Center, 11315 Falls Rd., Potomac, MD
    • Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Dept., 17921 Brooke Rd., Sandy Spring, MD
    • Silver Spring Civic Bldg., One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD
    • St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church 11801 Claridge Rd., Wheaton, MD

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