By Adam Pagnucco.
Silver Spring resident Evan Glass, who lost the 2014 District 5 Democratic primary to Tom Hucker by just 222 votes, has filed to run for County Council At-Large. Glass is a former CNN producer and the current Executive Director of the non-profit Gandhi Brigade. He made big news three years ago when he called for an end to the county’s liquor monopoly. Following is his statement.
Over the last few months I’ve had conversations with friends, neighbors and leaders across Montgomery County about the future of our community. The common thread I heard is that Montgomery County is a very special place that we all love, but that our growth in population, struggle to provide equity in our school system, rising cost of housing and need to improve our transportation infrastructure require new ideas and new voices in Rockville.
Throughout these conversations I have appreciated the strong encouragement I’ve received countywide. Residents are energized and looking for fresh leadership.
I am also excited about entering into the public financing system, which I strongly supported through public testimony before it became law.
Over the next 11 months of this campaign, I look forward to having conversations with residents across all corners of the county.