GAITHERSBURG –City mayor Jud Ashman is running for his first four-year term.
In 2015, he won by a wide margin the election to serve the remaining two years of longtime Mayor Sidney Katz’s final term. He was appointed from his city council position to serve as mayor the previous year following Katz’s election to the Montgomery County Council. This fall, Ashman is running for a full four-year term.
He attributes his accomplishments while in office to group efforts and not solely to himself. “Most of the accomplishments from my time in office have been collective accomplishments,” Ashman said. “I feel like I’ve played an essential role, but it has been a group effort. Gaithersburg has a beacon, a terrific example for local governments about how a well-intentioned, well-prepared, thoughtful, mature group of representatives, can work together to get things done. We have the lowest tax-rate of any of Maryland's large cities. We remain debt free, and there are not a lot of municipalities out there that can make that claim.”