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Countywide Executive Candidates

David Blair, Democrat
County Executive

Born Montgomery County, went to school here, and started and grew a business here. Running for County Executive because we can and should be doing better. Will bring the vision, leadership, and financial discipline to make Montgomery County a better place for all who live here. Issues; Reverse lagging job and business growth; Invest in education and schools; Make Montgomery County affordable; Practice fiscal sustainability; Focus on core government services

Reardon ‘Sully’ Sullivan, Republican
County Executive

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
State’s Attorney

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 Districts with Endorsed District Candidate(s)

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

Robert Wu, Democrat

Married two children.  Lives in Gaithersburg.  BS, Biology and Environmental Studies, Tufts University (1999) JD, University of San Francisco School of Law (2002).  Active duty U.S. Army as a Judge Advocate for 7 years, on release from active duty continued serving Army reserves, as Federal civilian attorney, first U.S. Army and later with the U.S. Government Accountability Office.  Currently: Lieutenant Colonel, Army Reserves, U.S. Special Operations Command; Corporate Counsel for Northrop Grumman; and Gaithersburg City Council Member since 2015.  As a Gaithersburg Council Member, U.S. Army Officer, and attorney with both public and private-sector experience, Rob brings experience, leadership, and a new perspective on how to get things done.

Council District 4

North Bethesda, Kensington, Takoma Park, and part of Silver Spring

Amy Ginsburg, Democrat

B.A. in Public Relations and Psychology, M.A . Nonprofit Management. Lifelong District 4 resident. Former CEO of Manna Food Center, Neediest Kids, and Low Vision Information Center. Has long history bringing together community, business, and government to tackle challenges and implement solutions. Current Executive Director of Friends of White Flint. Possesses four decades of pragmatic experience in advocacy, nonprofit management, marketing, and fundraising. She wants to create and nurture vibrant, smart growth communities with accessible transit, walking and biking paths, parks, schools, local stores, restaurants, and diverse housing.

Council District 5

Burtonsville,  Leisure World, part of Silver Spring

Brian Anleu, Democrat

Parent of two MCPS students, MCPS graduate. Veteran Community Organizer. Co-founded the Coalition to Fix 198 and the Better Burtonsville Association. Representative for the Paint Branch Cluster of PTAs. Former legislative Aid MD Legislature, Health Care Navigator, Deputy Chief of Staff Montgomery County Council. Current Chief of staff for the Montgomery County Planning Board. Issues: Affordable housing, Tansportation, Economic development. District challenges: Burtonsville, White Oak development, bike and pedestrian safety issues, and school overcrowding.

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

Jacqueline Manger, Democrat

Wife and Parent, Holds MBA from the University of Maryland. Accomplished business woman, fiscally conservative, with 20 years investment management industry, CFO, COO and CCO roles. Instructor University of Maryland – Robert H. Smith School of Business. Passionate about maintaining the county’s excellent schools; ensuring that county residents feel safe, preaching civility and civil discourse and creating greater opportunity for residents and businesses to thrive.

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, At Large

Michael Fryar

Michael Fryar earned his B.S. in communications from Southern Connecticut State University in 1991 M.S. in education from Southern Connecticut State University in 1994, J.D. from Quinnipiac University, and MBA from the University of Connecticut. Professional experience: as a teacher, social worker, curriculum specialist, attorney, administrator, and advocate. Served in the United States Army. Owns a law firm in Connecticut where he continues to assist clients with financial and medical decision making. Has three children who inspire him to continue to have fun and pass the attitude along to the next generation.

Board of Education, District 5

Dawn Iannaco-Hahn

Earned her BA degree from Siena College in 1993. MS in Counseling Psychology, Loyola University Maryland 2000. Received a Post-Master’s Certificate in Clinical and Community Counseling Johns Hopkins University in 2003 and subsequently passed her Nationally Certified Counselor and MD State licensure exams, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). Worked with children and families as a mental health therapist in a clinic setting, a partial-hospital program, and as a school based mental health therapist in Baltimore City. Is currently employed as an infant and early childhood mental health therapist/consultant, and is married with 2 children.

Board Of Education District 1

Vote for One Only

Alexander Fahmy

Product of MCPS. Lois P Rockwell Elementary School, Rocky Hill Middle School, Baker Middle School, and Damascus High School. ​Graduate of Towson University. Began working in the sports industry for professional sports teams and Division I athletic departments.R recognized for work in early stage technologies featured in Forbes, Yahoo Finance, and CES. Worked with many Fortune 500 and decision makers in Professional Athletics solidifying his presence in the Venture Capital and Private Equity communities. Been instrumental on several marketing campaigns for Billboard Top 100 Artists, Politicians, Hall of Fame Players

Esther Wells

Family migrated to Montgomery County, MD from Caribbean islands 1995 Product of MCPS. Earned B.S. in Accounting from 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.