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Facing Primary Challenge Orchestrated by Senator, Gilchrist Opts Out of 2022 Race

September 3, 2021 By: Bruce DePuyt Read the full article here. Del. Jim Gilchrist (D-Montgomery), a low-key legislator whose father also served in the General Assembly, has decided not to seek re-election next year. First elected in 2006, Gilchrist chairs[...]

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Officials begin investigating how Ida flooding turned fatal, damaged apartments in Rockville

September 3, 2021 By: Steve Bohnel Read the full article here. After flooding killed a 19-year-old man, severely damaged apartments, and left more than 100 residents in the Rockville area displaced on Wednesday, officials have started investigating what might have[...]

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Donna Edwards, MD AFL-CIO President

Donna Edwards, the longtime President of the #Maryland/DC AFL-CIO, joined me for a chat. In honor of Labor Day, we talked about the history of the labor movement; some of their accomplishments; the AFL-CIO’s hopes and expectations of the #Biden/#Harris[...]

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Jill Ortman-Fouse, former School Board member

I’ve been lucky to have known #education advocate and #community leader Jill Ortman-Fouse for 25+ years. From the Faith & Politics Institute to consulting to her tenure as an #elected member of the Montgomery County Board of Education, Jill is[...]

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Russ Strickland, MD Emergency Management Agency Director

  The Director of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), Russ Strickland, joined me for a chat. Our conversation ranged from lessons learned in the Navy to his 25+ years in fire and rescue leadership. He has been at the[...]

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Jennifer Bevan-Dangel, State Director of the Humane Society of the U.S.

  Jennifer Bevan-Dangel is the former head of Common Cause and Advocates for Children and Youth. Now the Maryland State Director of the Humane Society of the U.S., her focus is on animal protection and conservation. We had a dynamic[...]

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Bob Flanagan, former MD legislator & Secretary of Transportation

  Republican. Navy officer. State legislator. Attorney. Secretary of Transportation. My friend. Check out this “Kibbitzing with Kagan” interview with the Hon. Bob Flanagan. (Be sure to subscribe so you hear about others!) This episode of “Kibbitzing with Kagan” was[...]

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Ahead of Key Votes, Franchot Weighs Policy and Politics on Hogan Highway Plan

August 10, 2021 By: Bruce DePuyt Read the full article here. Maryland Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot (D). Photo by Danielle E. Gaines When the Board of Public Works meets on Wednesday, it will cast two votes on Gov. Lawrence J.[...]

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Rev. Kasey Kaseman, Interfaith & Nonprofit Leader

For many decades “Kasey” Kaseman has worked to bring diverse people together in faith and shared vision. He has helped provide health care for our lower-income neighbors. Former Montgomery County (Maryland) Executive Ike Leggett created an Interfaith Liaison position and[...]

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Susie Turnbull, Lifelong Community Leader

Susie Turnbull is a well-known and well-respected leader in a number of communities. She has researched family genealogy in Poland and Ukraine; worked on Capitol Hill; led the Maryland Democratic Party and key Jewish organizations; helped launch Emerge Maryland; served[...]

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