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Candidates test new campaign finance system

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MoCo LogoMore than a year from the 2018 primary election, candidates for County offices are heading in to a new territory of publicly-financed campaigns,

In 2014, the County Council passed a law to publicly finance County elections in hopes to counter the impact of campaign donations from large businesses and political action committees.

Montgomery County is the first county in the state to have publicly-financed elections, meaning the new funding system for candidates is untested.

“It leads some people running for office to look more to grassroots and small donations,” said Ed Amatetti, a Republican candidate for County Council District-2 on the new campaign finance system.

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Two more residents file to run as they seek county office

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Two more people filed to run for County office last week after the filing period begun Feb. 28.

North Potomac consultant and former teacher Ed Amatetti filed last week, and is running as a Republican for the County Council District 2 seat, while Rockville accountant Richard Gottfried filed for one of the open County Council at-large seats and is running as a Democrat.

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3 council candidates share vision but no slate

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ROCKVILLE – Talk to city planning commissioner David Hill or Twinbrook Homeowners Association president Richard Gottfried or candidate Patrick Schoof about local government and politics and you’ll find similar messages from three council candidates who aren’t running as “Team” players.

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Tom Moore won't seek new council bid as Onley is certified

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tom mooreFour out of five Rockville City Council incumbents will be seeking re-election, but Council member Tom Moore doesn't plan to be one of them. Late Friday, Moore sent out a statement saying his family "has paid a high price" while has has campaign and governed "virtually nonstop over the past six years, and it is time for me to turn my attentions homeward."

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