Tuesday, November 6, 2012
See who prevailed in the tight race for the District 2 seat.
Update, 5:30 a.m., Wednesday Rebecca Smondrowski of Gaithersburg appears to have edged out Rockville resident Fred Evans in a close general election race for the District 2 seat on the county's Board of Education. Election night unofficial results from the Montgomery County Board of Elections showed Smondrowski with 117,294 votes (50.59 percent) and Evans, a former Montgomery County Public Schools principal, with 113,642 votes (49.02 percent). When combined with early voting numbers, this gave Smondrowski a total of 149,184 votes compared to Evans' 141,049--a lead of more than 8,000 votes. The unofficial results show board members Phil Kauffman and Christopher Barclay with enough votes to be reelected to their respective at-large and …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Mayor Katz: "You come [to Manna] and you realize that people are in such great need in Montgomery County, MD."
- Greg Cohen
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
In the spirit of President Obama's national day of service on September 11th, multiple local and state officials spent part of Tuesday morning at Gaithersburg's Manna Food Center. Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney A. Katz and City Council Vice President Ryan Spiegel, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, Del. Craig J. Zucker (D-14) and Montgomery County Board of Education District 2 candidate Rebecca Smondrowski visited Manna where they were led on a tour by new Executive Director Minerva Delgado and helped distribute food to the center's clients. Manna Food Center is the main food bank in Montgomery County, and nearly every county nonprofit organization relies on Manna to provide essential food to their clients, according to the Manna website. "…
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Gaithersburg mayor Sidney A. Katz and City Council Vice President Ryan Spiegel helped distribute loaves of bread at Manna Food Center on Tuesday, Sept. 11.
Local and state officials visited Gaithersburg's Manna Food Center Tuesday, Sept. 11 for a tour of the facility and to help distribute food to clients. Attending officials included Gaithersburg mayor Sidney A. Katz, Gaithersburg City Council Vice President Ryan Spiegel, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, Del. Craig J. Zucker (D-14) and Montgomery County Board of Education District 2 candidate Rebecca Smondrowski.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
In the Montgomery County Board of Education primary, Morris Panner took the No. 2 spot for the At-Large ballot; Fred Evans and Rebecca Smondrowski took the top spots for District 2.
Although the Republican presidential primary bolstered Maryland into national headlines Tuesday, locally Montgomery County voters also narrowed the field for the Board of Education’s general election in November. The unofficial results show that Phil Kauffman and Morris Panner beat out the two other candidates on the ballot to advance to the general election for the at-large seat. Kauffman received 60.3 percent of the vote, and Panner received 17 percent of the vote. The next runner-up, Lou August, received 11.9 percent of the vote. "I am really honored to have received the support I did," Panner, a resident of the Town of Somerset in Chevy Chase, told Chevy Chase Patch. "It is such an important time in our [c]ounty's history and a …