October 18, 2015
Happy Autumn! I hope you had an enjoyable summer. I took a little bit of time off, but I mostly continued to work on behalf of the residents of Rockville and Gaithersburg.
2016 Legislative Priorities
Senator Kagan presented media mogul and restaurateur Ted Turner with an official State of Maryland Citation at the opening of Ted’s Montana Grill in Gaithersburg.
As the January start of the 2016 legislative session approaches, I have been busy finalizing my legislative priorities. With the help of my staff and advocates from the community, I am building a portfolio of bills. Down the road a bit, I will share details about my upcoming legislative agenda.
In the Community
Since the Senate adjourned in April, I have been very busy in Rockville and Gaithersburg, visiting new and existing businesses as well as schools and nonprofit organizations.
At elementary, middle, and high schools, I have loved meeting with eager students, talented teachers, and dedicated administrators. Most recently, I spoke with student government leaders, faculty, and administrators at Robert Frost Middle School and taught 4th and 5th graders at Maryvale Elementary School in Rockville. I loved practicing my French with students at Maryvale’s French Immersion Program– one of only two such programs in the entire County.
Senator Kagan taught 4th and 5th grade students about government at Rockville’sMaryvale Elementary School.
I also took time to tour the new Montgomery County Public Schools Central Production Facility with Maryland Hunger Solutions to see how healthier and more nutritious foods are prepared for our students.
Along with my colleagues on the Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee, I recently toured the Port of Baltimore and Sparrows Point. Did you know that over 400 Montgomery County-based businesses use our top-ranked Port regularly to move their products or supplies? It is one more reason why Maryland is a great place to do business.
Meet You at the Nonprofit Village?
After our last newsletter, some of you expressed interest in learning more about my District Office meeting space at the Nonprofit Village in Rockville. I have long had a commitment to supporting the nonprofit sector, so I have a deep appreciation for the services the Village provides to the diverse organizations located in this convenient building. Please follow the link above to learn more.
Rockville & Gaithersburg Elections Are Approaching…
This Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., I will be moderating another City of Rockville Mayor & Council Debate at the Rockville Senior Center on behalf of the College Gardens and Woodley Gardens Civic Associations. The debate will feature the two contenders for Mayor and the nine candidates for City Council. This debate is an opportunity to learn about their opinions on issues that are important to you: schools, growth, transportation, the environment and parks, the Rockville Pike plan, and more. Hope to see you there!
Finally, don’t forget to VOTE! Elections for municipal leaders (Mayors and Councilmembers) in both Rockville and Gaithersburg will be held on Tuesday, November 3rd. Early voting is available in both cities, although the dates and times vary in each city. For all the details, please visit these websites:
Finally, you can keep up with news, Senatorial scholarship applications, upcoming events, and legislative developments by visiting www.CherylKagan.org. It’s easy to stay in touch with me via Facebook at State Senator Cheryl C. Kagan, on Twitter at @CherylKagan, and on Instagram at @CherylCKagan.
Cheryl C. Kagan
State Senator, District 17
Rockville & Gaithersburg
PS: Be on the lookout for details on my 2nd Annual “Senator Kagan Milkshake” fundraiser at Chick & Ruth’s Delly in Annapolis (Tuesday, January 5th from 5-7pm) prior to the 2016 Legislative Session. I hope you will mark your calendar and plan to attend!