Candidates We are Supporting for the General Election
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Countywide Executive Candidates
Reardon ‘Sully’ Sullivan, Republican
Accomplished senior executive, founder and CEO of a consulting engineering firm for 25 years, Life long county resident, MCPS graduate with an engineering degree from the University of Maryland, Professional Engineer and musician. Issues: Budget; Public Safety; Support those in need; Business Development; Stewardship
John McCarthy, Democrat
Raised in the New Jersey suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Attended Catholic University in DC. While teaching, attended Law school University of Baltimore 1979. Maryland Bar in 1979. State’s Attorney’s Office for Prince George’s County in 1980. 1982 Public Defender in Montgomery County. Served as Deputy State’s Attorney in Montgomery County for ten years, ascended to State’s Attorney in 2006. He has an extensive list of Honors and Qualifications, Accomplishments and Civic Activism.
Maxwell Uy, Democrat
Served in the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office since his early twenties totaling over 27 years of experience. Was raised in Fremont, California. Graduated high school, joined the U.S. Army as an active-duty member during Operation Desert Storm. Relocated to the East Coast as a member of the Old Guard 3rd US Infantry Regiment. Joined the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office as deputy in 1994. Currently serves as Chief Deputy Sheriff for Montgomery County, in charge of the day to day operations of the Sheriff’s office.
County Council District Candidates
Council District 2
Clarksburg, Darnestown, Germantown, North Potomac, Poolesville, and Boyd
Marilyn Balcombe, Democrat
Wife and Mother, Has worked 30 years diligently to make our community a better place to live. 25-year record of collaborating with federal, state, and county elected leaders. Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce CEO, Member of the Montgomery County Small Business Recovery Workgroup and the Upcounty COVID Community Committee. Issues: Education; Jobs and Economy; Planning for the future.
Dan Cuda, Republican
Parent, 30 year up county resident, former Air Force pilot with a Ph.D. in public policy, experienced consensus builder who believes the county’s problems will get better with the creation of good local jobs. Running because he believes up county residents deserve a new voice focused on improving their lives from family kitchen table to local job creation. Issues: Job Growth, Faith Family, Community and Hard Work.
Council District 3
Rockville, Gaithersburg, Kentlands
Previously supported candidates lost primary election
Council District 4
North Bethesda, Kensington, Takoma Park, and part of Silver Spring
Previously supported candidates lost primary election
Council District 5
Burtonsville, Leisure World, part of Silver Spring
Kate Woody, Republican
Mother, MCPS Graduate. Has worked with residents of District 7 for 30 years, as special needs advocate, real estate broker, East County attorney. Helps residents navigate tax and property issues on a personal and legal basis. Former member of the US Tax Court, federal counsel and adjunct professor of law. Issues: Small Business Growth; Environmental Protection; Police Support; Education; Handicapped and Aged Advocate; Community and Student Safety.
Council District 6
Aspen Hill, Flower Valley, Kemp Mill, Wheaton, part of Silver Spring
Viet Doan, Republican
Parent, attorney for some of the world’s top consulting firms, first generation American committed to bringing diversity of thought to the Council that has stagnated under single-party control and to use his expertise in customer-centric best practices to improve the lives of county residents.
Council District 7
Damascus, Derwood, Brookeville, Olney, Montgomery Village
Harold Maldonado, Republican
Parent, born in Bolivia. Family emigrated to US in the 1980s living in Montgomery County since. Holds a degree in Economics with specialty in economic development. Community activist, youth soccer coach, and MCPS graduate. Active member of the community for over 30 years. Private and public sector experience; professional career focused on public economic policies to find bottlenecks in the investment environment that hinder local and domestic investment. . Passionate about returning the focus of public policies towards safeguarding the sanctity of family values and personal freedoms across county.
Board of Education Candidates
Board of Education Candidates are Nonpartisan and All Candidates Are Elected County Wide.
Once Elected, Board Of Education District Candidates Represent the District in Which They Live
Board Of Education District 1
Family migrated to Montgomery County, MD from Caribbean islands 1995 Product of MCPS. Earned B.S. Accounting University of Maryland, 2009. Masters in Taxation from Northeastern University 2015. Active Certified Public Accountant in Maryland. Professional experience: both public accounting at the Big 4 and leading multi-billion dollar corporate tax departments through mergers & acquisitions. Serves as the Chairman & President Trustee of the Board of a multi-million dollar non-profit in Gaithersburg, MD. Esther is a proud mother of two boys. A 9-year-old who has Autism Spectrum Disorder and a 4-year-old who is charismatic and kind.