Montgomery County, Maryland, Upcoming Pay-To-Attend Political Events

Upcoming Pay-to-Attend Political Events in Montgomery County, Maryland, for the 2018 Election
Some events also have pay-what-you-can, to allow those who are not wealthy to attend.

My name is Paul M. Bessel and my email address for additions or changes to this list is

Democratic Primary Election – June 26, 2018
General Election – November 6, 2018

This list is current as of Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at about 11:20am

Latest changes: September 25 Brian Frosh fundraiser; August 28 Karla Silvestre event; September 16 event Greater Silver Spring Democratic Club event; September 13 WDC event; August 12 Brian Frosh event

Please, anyone, send me an email – – NOT Facebook messenger, to let me know of any others events you think should be on this list.

I’ll edit this list, or make new postings, as I find out about more free or pay-to-attend events I think are of interest to politically-minded people in MoCo. Please email me with any suggestions you have.

I strongly encourage candidates to have options for “pay-what-you-can” without checking on what someone pays so voters who are financially challenged can attend your events without embarrassment. Saying you will give waivers for those who request them is not the same thing, as that forces those who can’t afford contributions to embarrass themselves.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
6:30 – 8:30pm
Candidate: Karla Silvestre for Board of Education At-large
Karla Silvestre birthday fundraiser. Special guests: County Executive Ike Leggett, Councilmember Nancy Navarro, Democratic candidates Gabe Albornoz and Will Jawando, and former Board of Education President Shirley Brandman

Location: Cubano’s Restaurant
1201 Fidler Lane Silver Spring MD 201910
Please RSVP at

Thursday, September 13, 2018
WDC Salutes County Executive Ike Leggett
Speakers will include Senator Chris Van Hollen, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker (invited), Catherine Leggett, Susan Leggett Johnson, and Dr. Teresa Schwartz. RSVP | Tickets

Sunday, September 16, 2018
1pm – 5pm
15th Annual Greater Silver Spring Democratic Club Summer Fest
home of Tom and Amy Hucker
10 Stockton Rd, Silver Spring MD 20901
All Democratic candidates have been invited
Food and soft drinks provided by GSSDC
Suggested contribution $20 per adult, $10 for seniors and young Dems
However, in the true Democratic tradition, no one will be turned away!
Co-Sponsored by:
Woman’s Democratic Club of Montgomery County
Montgomery County Young Democrats
LGBTQ Democratic Club
Montgomery County Green Democrats
District 18 Caucus, District 19 Club
District 20 Caucus
For additional information contact Emily Ackerman at 301-906-3688 or by email at

Saturday, September 22, 2018
Hosted by Montgomery County Democrats
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Rd, Rockville, Maryland
ticket price information to be announced

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
7:30pm – 9pm
Brian Frosh for Attorney General
home of Ellen and Si Atlas
8314 Meadowlark Ln, Bethesda, Maryland
tickets start at $100


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