Wednesday, March 12, 2014 1:21 AM
Published on: Thursday, August 15, 2013
By Donna Broadway
BETHESDA – Marc Korman is looking for a promotion.
The Bethesda-based lawyer has represented District 16 in the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee, the local governing board of the Maryland Democratic Party, for six years, and he is now looking to represent District 16 in the Maryland General Assembly.
“I have been heavily involved in the district for many years,” Korman said. “So applying my local knowledge of the district, bringing our needs and the strengths also of our district to Annapolis and also bringing to Annapolis things that are important to our district, I am well positioned to do that because of my work on the Democratic Central Committee representing the district and some of the other things I’ve done in the district: for example, being on the board of Bethesda Urban Partnership. I have an understanding of our needs in the district.”
Korman previously served as president of the Montgomery County Young Democrats and national committeeman for the Young Democrats of Maryland. He has been an active member of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Democratic Breakfast Club and the District 16 Democratic Club.
Korman, 31, is the chairman of the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board, which advises the Montgomery County Executive and County Council on local issues regarding land use, transportation, education, public safety and budgetary matters. He is also a member of the 2013 Leadership Montgomery class. Past members include Montgomery County Police Department Chief J. Thomas Manger, Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro, and Joshua Starr, superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools.
He was elected to the Democratic Central Committee, which spends a lot of time fundraising and campaigning for democratic candidates.
“At the state legislative level, it’s a great chance to both have a small impact on a lot of big issues. Everyone gets to go down there and votes on the budget or the Governor’s big priorities for the year. It’s a chance to have a big impact on a narrower set of issues that you can really focus on during a four year term and get a lot of things done. I want to spend a lot of time on Metro, it’s really important to our county that Metro be functioning well and the state is the big player there. The state sends $300 million a year to the agency that governs Metro, WMATA and we need to make sure we’re getting our money worth,” Korman said.
In addition to Korman, Jordan Cooper and Hrant Jamgochian have also filed for candidacy. Delegates C. William Frick, Susan Lee and Ariana Kelly currently represent the district. They have not filed for reelection. Del. Susan Lee (D-16) is running for Sen. Brian Frosh’s seat, also in District 16.
“There are a lot of great candidates in the race. We’re going to end up with three, and we’re going to have a lot of great progressive democrats in the race,” Korman said.