Clark Reed’s Vision for Rockville is Vibrant, Sustainable, and Bold

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Clark Reed

The King Farm Candidate Forum last Tuesday was the last public opportunity that candidates for Rockville Mayor and Council could share their vision for Rockville and why they deserve your vote on Tuesday, November 3.  We’ll be sharing our closing statements as a series, starting with Clark Reed:

Tonight is the last debate of this election. I hope six debates have given you the information you need to confidently cast your ballots on November 3rd.

How will you choose amongst us?

I have heard from those who have watched prior debates remark that we have perhaps bored you by providing too much detail about past accomplishments. Okay, fair enough!

A successful track record is an important component but it’s not the only quality that makes a good candidate. Let me tell you what else counts.

Vision and character count, too.

When I listen to the other candidates, I hear some proudly boast that they have no agenda. Well that’s a copout. If a candidate truly has no agenda, then Continue reading “Clark Reed’s Vision for Rockville is Vibrant, Sustainable, and Bold”

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Last Candidate Forum Tonight in King Farm

King Farm is hosting the last candidate forum for Rockville Mayor and Council on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the King Farm Community Center, 300 Saddle Ridge Circle (between Redland Boulevard and West Gude Drive).  Seating is limited so we strongly suggest you arrive early.  This forum will be televised but will not be presented live because of technical limitations on site.  If you’re unable to attend in person, watch for it on Rockville Channel 11 or on the City of Rockville’s YouTube Channel.

Update:  Hooray! The City of Rockville seems to have resolved the technical limitations at the King Farm Community Center and will be broadcasting live on Rockville 11 (cable channel 11) as well as streaming live on the Internet at www.rockvillemd.gov/Rockville11.  All Rockville 11 election videos, including this debate, will be available at www.youtube.com/cityofrockville.

Two Candidate Forums This Week and Early Voting Begins

Meet the members of Team Rockville this week at two candidate forums for Rockville Mayor and Council.  These forums will probably focus on different topics, although there should be some overlap.

Tuesday, October 20 at 7:30 pm at the Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive. The College Gardens Civic Association and the Woodley Gardens Civic Association are teaming up to host this debate, which will most likely focus on issues important to residential neighborhoods. The debate will be moderated by Maryland State Senator Cheryl Kagan.

Thursday, October 22 at 7:00 pm at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Drive (in the Rockville Civic Center adjacent to the Twinbrook/Silver Rock/Burgundy neighborhoods). The League of Women Voters of Montgomery County is hosting this forum, which will most likely focus on issues of city-wide concern. It will also be televised live and rebroadcast on Rockville Channel 11.

This weekend you can cast your votes early on Saturday and Sunday, October 24-25 from 10 am-8 pmat City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue (downtown near the courthouses).  Same-day registration and voting is available to eligible individuals (bring a valid photo ID and proof of residency) at City Hall only on early voting days and Election Day, November 3.

The election is now two weeks away and last week all registered voters should have received a sample ballot in the mail.  If you did not receive it, you probably need to register with the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall.  For more information, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/election, email election2015@rockvillemd.gov or call 240-314-8286.

Absentee ballot applications, for voters who cannot make it to a location, are available in English or Spanish at City Hall and at www.rockvillemd.gov/election. The last day the city will mail absentee ballots is Monday, October 26. After October 26, absentee ballots must be picked up at the City Clerk’s Office.  Ballots must be dropped off or received by mail at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850 no later than 8 pm on Tuesday, November 3. Ballots received after 8 pm on November 3 will not be counted in the election.

Yard Signs Sprouting Up in Rockville

IMG_8058Thanks to everyone who helped us plant hundreds of campaign signs in yards around Rockville yesterday. The crisp fall morning was warmed up by some hot coffee and cider, as well as the comments from each of the candidates about the importance of the upcoming election.  We then assembled a dozen teams to visit the many households who wanted to support their candidates with a yard sign.  If you’d like a sign for your front yard or window, please let us know whose sign you’d like and an address to TeamRockville@Gmail.com.  Only three weeks left to Election Day, November 3!

Meet Team Rockville at a Community Forum

In preparation for Election Day on November 3, the Team Rockville candidates will be participating in the following community forums (aka debates):

Wednesday, October  7 at 7 pm
Thomas Farm Community Center, 700 Fallsgrove Drive
Hosted by the Rockville Chamber of Commerce
(Will air live on Channel 11 and available on YouTube)

Wednesday, October 14 at 1 pm
Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive (Woodley Gardens neighborhood)
Hosted by the Rockville Senior Commission

Thursday, October 15 at 7 pm
Rockville Presbyterian Church, 215 W. Montgomery Avenue (West End neighborhood)
Hosted by the West End Citizen’s Association

Tuesday, October 20 at 7:30 pm
Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive
Hosted by the Woodley Gardens and College Gardens Civic Associations

Thursday, October 22 at 7 pm
F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, Rockville Civic Center, 603 Edmonston Drive (Burgundy/Silver Rock/Twinbrook neighborhoods)
Hosted by the League of Women Voters
(Will air live on Channel 11)

Tuesday, October 27 at 7 pm
King Farm Community Center, 300 Saddle Ridge Circle (seating limited)
Hosted by the King Farm Citizens’ Assembly
(Will be recorded and air on Channel 11 on October 29)

The Oct. 7 and 22 debates will stream live at www.rockvillemd.gov/Rockville11. All Rockville 11 election videos are available at www.rockvillemd.gov/youtube.

If you support one of the candidates, you’re welcome to pick up a sign for your yard.