By Donna Broadway
For state delegate-elect Marc Korman, his election to the state house of delegates is the result of years of hard work and the realization of a lifelong dream. Korman, a Montgomery County native, has been serving on government and civic boards and has held elected office since 2007.
By Lou Peck
Despite a nationwide and statewide tide running in favor of the Republicans, Democrats maintained a lock on the 32-member Montgomery County state legislative delegation Tuesday – while turning back several Republican challengers who had been touted as upset possibilities.
By Rebecca Gale
Hill staffers can do pretty well when they run for local office.
Last year, Hill Navigator talked with three former Capitol Hill staffers running in local elections.
Now, with votes counted and Election Day behind us, it’s time to see how they did.
Marc Korman: This former staffer for Democratic Reps. Brian Baird of Washington and Brad Sherman of California, he won election to the Maryland House of Delegates.
By Ryan Marshall
Montgomery County’s District 16 will feature some reshuffling but maintain its all-Democratic makeup after three of the district’s incumbents were re-elected to the General Assembly and a Democratic challenger was elected to fill the fourth seat.
All four won by comfortable margins Tuesday.
In the House race, incumbents Ariana Kelly and Bill Frick, and challenger Marc Korman, all Democrats, defeated Republicans John Andrews, Lynda del Castillo and Rose Maria Li. All six are from Bethesda; the district also includes Chevy Chase and parts of Potomac.
Montgomery and Prince George’s counties have contributed heavily to what has become one-party Democratic rule in Annapolis: Not a single Republican state delegate or senator represents either of Maryland’s two biggest counties. That’s not healthy for those localities or for the state. Unfortunately, it’s also self-perpetuating: GOP candidates have been so marginalized that few have the money, political base and basic familiarity with state government to mount a credible campaign for office
In District 16, which comprises some of Potomac, Bethesda and Chevy Chase, our choices for the three House seats are the Democratic incumbents William Frick and Ariana Kelly, plus Democratic newcomer Marc Korman, all of Bethesda.
The three bring different focuses that benefit the district’s residents. Frick, for example, has worked to ensure that the state is getting enough bang for its buck in its numerous tax credit programs. A lawyer, he also says he’s passionate about protecting consumers from identity theft and scams.
By Jacob Bogage
Marc Korman may well be the biggest winner in Montgomery County’s state legislative races Tuesday night.
The Washington Post endorsee grabbed the third District 16 nomination with 7,300 votes good enough for 22 percent of the vote. Incumbents Del. Ariana Kelly and Del. Bill Frick received 26 and 23 percent of the vote respectively in the down county district to secure spots in the general election.
By Ryan Marshall
Exactly one year ago, Marc Korman started knocking on doors in his campaign for one of three District 16 House seats.
That hard work paid off in Tuesday’s Democratic primary, as the Bethesda man won one of the party’s three slots on the November’s general election ballot.
Korman and incumbents Ariana Kelly and C. William Frick came out on top, with challenger Hrant Jamgochian coming in fourth among the eight candidates.
Montgomery County’s all-Democratic delegation of state lawmakers in Annapolis includes a number of the General Assembly’s most senior and respected stalwarts. Despite that, its status as the state’s only county (or city) with a population exceeding 1 million, it doesn’t always exercise clout commensurate with its weight. Some promising newcomers might help. The following candidates, identified in bold type, are our choices in the contested Democratic primary races on June 24. (There are no contested Republican primary races in Montgomery.)
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