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Green Party Candidate makes D-6 case

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George Gluck Green Party Candidate D6 2018George Gluck COURTESY PHOTOThe Green Party has yet another candidate running in Montgomery County this year after 71-year-old former Navy contractor George Gluck announced he will mount a challenge for the vacant seat in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District as a Green Party candidate.

“I think it’s where I can do the most good,” Gluck said. “I’m running for my grandkids and other people’s grandkids.”

Once a member of the Democratic Party, Gluck said the views that made him feel most welcome in the Green Party are those of a “1968 Democrat,” which he explained meant they aligned with progressives “on virtually every issue.”

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Green Party candidates join House race

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Green Party MD logoThe number of candidates vying for the District 18 House of Delegates seat expanded by one as Jon Cook filed papers to run as a member of the Green Party, giving voters another choice of representation in Annapolis. 

Cook, 41, will face incumbent Del. Al Carr (D) and two other Democrats in November’s general election. No Republicans have filed to run for the seat as of Feb. 20. The first-time candidate said his run was born out of the need to build a “counter to the legislative power that the Democrats have in the county.” 

“If you compare the guiding principles of the Green Party on social, economic and environmental justice … we’ve given the Democrats ample opportunity to solve some of these issues,” Cook said in a phone interview shortly after his filing. “Now is clearly the time for a third party.”

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Council hears objection to subsidizing Marriott International Headquarters

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ROCKVILLE – After Marriott executives announced they would keeping their International Headquarters in the County and would move to downtown Bethesda, County Council members said they are considering spending $11 million to help fund the project.

Money for the project would come from the recently passed recordation tax premium and would be designated for planning, infrastructure design and construction cost for Marriott’s newly proposed $500 million in downtown Bethesda, according to County Executive Ike Leggett.

“Regrettably this is a fundamental tenet of economic development these days, so these issues come up, people could say that about just about everything we do, ‘You shouldn't do this, you should do something else.’ But I think the council is united in cutting the deal with Marriott and it’s great to have the partnership of the state here,” said Council member Nancy Floreen (D-At large).

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