Candidate Forums

Public Events for Candidates for State and County-wide Races

Events in blue are those which include all of the candidates for that race.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 

Meet and Greet with Sidney Katz
Ballroom, Leisure World
Please email or call 203-215-9915 with questions.

sponsored by the Aspen Hill Friends of the Library and the Aspen Hill Civic Association
Candidates Forum for House of Delegates district 19
Aspen Hill library, downstairs meeting room

County Executive Candidates Forum
Place: East County Community Recreation Center, 3310 Gateshead Manor Wy, Silver Spring, MD
Hosted by: East County Citizens Coalition

Saturday, May 19, 2018

10am – 6pm
Gaithersburg Book Festival
Gaithersburg City Hall parking lot
City of Gaithersburg Concert Pavilion
31 S Summit Ave, Gaithersburg, Maryland

10:30 am- 12 noon
Brandy Brooks for County Council At Large
please RSVP by May 16
Scott Schneider
9311 Sudbury Road

2pm – 4pm
Board of Education Candidate Julie Reiley Meet & Greet
Public · Hosted by Julie Reiley for Board of Education
11601 Milbern Dr, Potomac, MD
Please join us for a fun and casual meeting with Julie Reiley, candidate for the at-large seat of the Montgomery County Board of Education.
Come to hear Julie, an MCPS parent and experienced education advocate, speak about her priorities and ideas for representing all students in Montgomery County, and share your perspective with her.
Childcare will be available. Light refreshments will be provided.
Questions? Please contact the hosts or Julie at
For more information, please go to

Sunday, May 20, 2018

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Jill Ortman-Fouse for County Council At-Large
Burnt Mills
RSVP for details to

Council-at-Large Forum
sponsored by Bannockburn Reason-for-Action, Glen Echo Heights Mobilization, and Cabin John Indivisible
Bannockburn Club House, 6314 Bannockburn Drive., Bethesda

2pm – 4pm
Meet & Greet with Delegate Aruna Miller, Congressional Candidate for Maryland’s 6th District
10903 Glen Road, Potomac, MD 20854
RSVP: Mary Lou Fox

3pm – 6pm
Meet and Greet candidates for Montgomery County Council & MoCo Board of Education
Paint Branch High School
114121 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville
Open to the public, free admission
register at

3:30 pm – 5pm
Evan Glass for County Council At Large
8562 W. Howell Rd, Bethesda
rsvp to

5pm – 6:30pm
Meet and Greet Will Jawando
Hosted by: Lucile Freeman, Barbara and Dave Marblestone, Judy Sparrow, and Beth Tomasello
Address: 4708 Dorset Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Monday, May 21, 2018

Time: Lunch Buffet at 11:30 a.m., Program Start at 12:00 p.m.
David Trone for Congress district 6
What: Free Lunch and Community Meeting on Seniors Issues
Where: Activity Center at Bohrer Park
506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877
*Free Parking Available On-site (Click here for map and directions)
to discuss issues facing seniors. This will be a community meeting in Gaithersburg at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park on Monday, May 21st. I’ve also invited a panel of experts to discuss best practices when it comes to protecting programs like Social Security and Medicare, and how we can do a better job of guaranteeing older Marylanders the benefits they’ve earned.

6:45pm – 8:30pm
League of Women Voters of Montgomery County
2018 Legislative update
Silver Spring library
free, public always welcome

The Sierra Club Montgomery County Group is hosting a roundtable discussion on “Fostering Equity, Justice and Inclusion in the Environmental Movement.” The discussion is open to the public and will be streamed live on Facebook.
Sierra Club Group of Montgomery County, with invited guests:
Del. Jheanelle Wilkins, D-20
Will Jawando, civil rights attorney
Julio Murillo, policy analyst for CASA de Maryland
Rockville Memorial Library
For more information, contact Kendra Lawrence at at (301) 910-5044.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

10:30am – noon
Jill Ortman-Fouse for County Council At-Large
Coffee with the candidate/Summer Fun Stuff collection
RSVP for details to

5pm – 7pm
Sidney Katz for County Council district 3
Il Porto in Gaithersburg
245 Muddy Branch Rd, Gaithersburg
Invitation from Phil Andrews

7 – 9pm
Maryland’s 6th Congressional District Democratic Primary Debate
Sponsored by JCRC
Congregation Har Shalom, Potomac, MD

County Executive forum
Glenmont Forest Neighbors Civic Association Forum
Holiday Park Senior Center, located at 3950 Ferrara Drive in Wheaton
The forum is being hosted by the Glenmont Forest Neighbors Civic Association (GFNCA), in cooperation with the Wheaton-Kensington Chamber of Commerce and Wheaton Hills Civic Association,
All 7 candidates, including Republican Robin Ficker, have confirmed their participation, according to the GFNCA.


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

2pm to 4pm
Ashwani Jain, candidate for Montgomery County Council, At-large
Meet & Greet at Leisure World, Clubhouse 1, Annapolis Room
3701 Rossmoor Blvd., Silver Spring, MD 20906
RSVP by calling 817-675-3604 or emailing

7pm – 9pm
Dinner and Discussion with Aruna Miller
at the home of Enid Light, 8501 Hazlewood Dr, Bethesda, MD
introductory remarks by State Senator Susan Lee
free of charge
rsvp to
Introductory remarks by State Senator Susan Lee. The Sierra Club has endorsed Aruna Miller and will be joining the discussion.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

6pm – 8:30pm
Nonprofit Montgomery is hosting a County Executive Candidate Forum
at the Interfaith Works Clothing Center in Rockville, MD.

9707 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, Maryland
Rich Madaleno speaking

Saturday, May 26, 2018

12pm – 2pm
Gabe Albornoz for County Council At Large
Lunch with Catherine
Catherine Leggett
4401 Dustin Rd, Burtonsville, MD
free event

Tuesday, May. 29, 2018

6:30pm – doors open
District 19 Delegates Debate
Young Israel Shomrai Emunah located in the Kemp Mill Shopping Center

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

County Executive Candidate and GOTV Action
Public · Hosted by Action in Montgomery – AIM
People’s Community Baptist Church
31 Norwood Rd, Silver Spring, Maryland

Thursday, May 31, 2018

7:30pm – 9:30pm
Sponsored by the Glenmont Exchange, Poplar Run HOA and Strathmore-Bel Pre Civic Association.
Candidates for District 19 House of Delegates.
Glenallan Elementary School All-Purpose Room
12520 Heurich Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902

7:30pm to 9:30pm
debate for Montgomery County Executive candidates
Darnestown Civic Association
Darnestown Elementary School
15030 Turkey Foot Road, Darnestown, MD

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Candidates for Montgomery County Executive
Temple Beth Ami, 14430 Travilah Road, Rockville, Maryland.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

12pm – 3pm
Ice Cream Social with Rushern Baker, candidate for Maryland Governor
special guests, Senator Chris Van Hollen, Attorney General Brian Frosh, County Executive Ike Leggett
home of Nancy Floreen
10801 Keswick Street, Garrett Park
Parking at Garrett Park Elementary School

Monday, June 4, 2018
7 to 9pm
Forum for candidates for County Executive
Moderated by Lou Peck
Village of Friendship Heights
Friendship Heights Village Center
4433 S. Park Avenue, Chevy Chase

Thursday, June 7, 2018

6pm – 7:15pm
County Executive Candidates’ Forum on Affordable Housing
with the Montgomery Housing Alliance
Rockville Library, Room TBD

sponsored by the Aspen Hill Friends of the Library and the Aspen Hill Civic Association
Candidates Forum for County Council district 3
Aspen Hill library, downstairs meeting room

Monday, June 11, 2018

County Executive candidates forum
Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County
, a community in excess of 1100 households, is holding a Montgomery County Executive candidates’ night on June 11 at 7PM.
8215 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

B’nai Israel Men’s Club
6301 Montrose Road in Rockville,
all of the Democratic and Republican candidates for Montgomery County Executive

5pm – 7pm
Ben Shnider for County Council Member district 3
Leisure World Clubhouse 1
Light hors d’oeuvres

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Democratic Club of Leisure World
candidates for Maryland Governor

7pm – 9pm
County Executive Candidate Forum
Clarksburg Village Community Association (CVCA)
Hallie Wells Middle School
The subject areas will encompass economic development, transportation in upcounty, and education.

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