Category Archives: Takoma Park

Random Rumors

Overheard at Busboys and Poets in Takoma (aka “the beating heart of the radical Takoma Park syndicate”) this morning . . . confirming the two recent statements by Takoma Park’s own Vladimir I. Lenin, construction on the wall creating Maryland’s new Ninth Congressional District will begin in the next several weeks. “CD9” is the week’s trending hip phrase now. Why? Because I said so,… Read more »

Takoma Park Ballot Question Passes

Takoma Park voters overwhelmingly approved an advisory ballot question directing the City Council to pursue aligning city elections with presidential and gubernatorial elections. Takoma Park has different voter lists than does the county board of elections due to different qualifications for voting. The vote in favor of the question was 1872-385.

Election Day!

I’m planning to do some reporting from the field today, happy not to be either a campaign operative or a candidate today. We’ll start with a report this morning from Takoma Park, where there are two contested races (mayor and city council ward 1), then hoof it over to Gaithersburg, where three candidates are running for mayor and four candidates… Read more »

Guest Blog – Terrill North: Vote Yes On TP Question 1

The issue is whether to align Takoma Park elections with state and federal elections in even years, which would enhance turnout and participation. Terrill North says vote yes, and I concur. More people voting is always a good thing. Here’s Terrill. Terrill North is the Board Chair of Making a New United People (MANUP), a Takoma Park-based mentoring program serving… Read more »

Kate Stewart Fundraiser

District 5 County Councilmember Tom Hucker hosted a fundraiser for Takoma Park mayoral candidate Kate Stewart this afternoon at Republic Restaurant. Senator Jamie Raskin and outgoing Mayor Bruce Williams also spoke at the event, as did the candidate. There are no other candidates in the race right now, and events like this will do a lot to keep it that… Read more »

Peter Kovar Running In TP Ward 1

Got an email from fellow progressive activist Peter Kovar that he is running for the Ward 1 council seat in Takoma Park being vacated by Seth Grimes. Kovar worked for many years as an aide to Congressman Barney Frank, as well as for several Hill committees. We met during the 2006 Raskin campaign and have remained friends since then. He… Read more »