By Adam Pagnucco.
The Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA), which represents MCPS teachers, has endorsed four County Council Members running for reelection: Craig Rice (District 2), Nancy Navarro (District 4), Tom Hucker (District 5) and Hans Riemer (At-Large). The only Council Member running for reelection this year who has not been endorsed by MCEA is Sidney Katz (District 3). The union has previously endorsed Katz’s opponent, Ben Shnider.
Also, MCEA has not endorsed in the County Executive race and may ultimately not do so. That would echo the 2006 Executive primary, when neither Ike Leggett nor Steve Silverman could reach the union’s 58% threshold for support in its Representative Assembly.
We reprint MCEA’s press release below.
For Immediate Release:
May 3, 2018
Contact: Nikki Woodward
MONTGOMERY COUNTY EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES NEW COUNTY ENDORSEMENTS
The Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA), which represents more than 14,000 classroom teachers, guidance counselors, speech pathologists, media specialists, and other non-supervisory certified educators in the Montgomery County Public Schools system, has endorsed several candidates for elected office in Montgomery County. Endorsed candidates will appear on MCEA’s “Apple Ballot” for the 2018 primary and general elections.
COUNTY COUNCIL AT LARGE:
Hans Riemer (new), Brandy Brooks, Chris Wilhelm, Will Jawando
COUNTY COUNCIL (DISTRICT):
District 1: Ana Sol Gutierrez
District 2: Craig Rice (new)
District 3: Ben Shnider
District 4: Nancy Navarro (new)
District 5 Tom Hucker (new)
BOARD OF EDUCATION AT LARGE:
BOARD OF EDUCATION (DISTRICT):
District 1: Dr. Judith (Judy) Docca
District 2: Patricia (Pat) O’Neill
District 5: Brenda Wolf
MCEA has not yet endorsed a candidate for County Executive for the June primary.