By Adam Pagnucco.
Former Montgomery County Council Member Cherri Branson established a campaign committee on June 20. Branson told us she intends to run for County Council At-Large.
Branson is a former counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committees on Government Oversight and Homeland Security. She is also a former President of the Montgomery County African American Democratic Club. In 2014, the Montgomery County Council appointed Branson to fill the remaining time in the term of District 5 County Council Member Valerie Ervin, who had resigned. She is now the Director of the county’s Office of Procurement.
Branson had been the subject of speculation for a possible run in District 5 against incumbent Tom Hucker. Her decision to run at-large might leave Hucker with no opponent. Her campaign committee is currently not enrolled in public financing. She joins an increasingly jam-packed field of at-large candidates with more on the way.