No earth shattering news that you hadn’t already heard here last week (one update: Debbie Spielberg isn’t running), but Lou Peck has a good synopsis of the state of the D20 delegate process here.
A half-dozen candidates have jumped into the contest for the appointment to a state delegate vacancy in Silver Spring/Takoma Park-based District 20 created by former Del. Will Smith’s elevation earlier this month to succeed U.S. Rep.-elect Jamie Raskin in the Maryland Senate.
And more aspirants could get in before the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee (MCDCC) decides Jan. 9 who will fill the empty delegate seat: The deadline for applying for the post is 5 p.m. Jan. 8. In the meantime, the MCDCC, in conjunction with a half-dozen Democratic Party-affiliated clubs, announced just prior to the Christmas holiday that it will sponsor two candidate forums for the District 20 opening: one on Jan. 3 in White Oak, followed by another Jan. 5 in downtown Silver Spring.
I’ll have live video of the two forums plus the appointment meeting itself on January 9. Don’t touch that dial.