Montgomery County, Maryland, Upcoming Free Political Events

Upcoming Free Political Events in Montgomery County, Maryland, for the 2018 Election
Free events only on this list, although for breakfast clubs you are expected to order something
I have another list for pay-to-attend events.

This list was compiled by Paul M. Bessel. My email address for changes or corrections in this list is paul@paulbessel.com

Maryland General Election – November 6, 2018

This list is current as of Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at about 9am

Latest changes: October 28 Ben Jealous event; October 25 David Trone event; October 23 D6 Congress candidates; October 24 Montgomery Women Election Meet & Greet; October 24 Nancy Floreen event.

Please, anyone, send me an email – paulbessel.com – 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 candidate forums or other events I think are of interest to politically-minded people in MoCo.

If you send me an email with a new event to list, please do so as follows:
Day, date, year
Time
Candidate and what he or she is running for
Description of event, including address and any rsvp request

Events before the 2018 General Election

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
7 – 9pm
District 6 Congressional Candidates
Jewish Community Relations Council Of Greater Washington
Shaare Torah
1409 Main Street, Gaithersburg

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
2pm
Rep. Jamie Raskin
Get Out the Vote Rally
Leisure World, Clubhouse 2, auditorium

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
6pm – 8pm
Montgomery Women Election Meet & Greet
Denizen’s Brewing Company
1115 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Montgomery Women is inviting all candidates, and the women who support them, to an Election Meet & Greet.
MW will be offering light appetizers and we will have a cash bar where you can enjoy local brews. The venue was co-founded by MW member, Julie Verratti, and is a community building space where you can mix and mingle with candidates and other leaders like yourself. Red Line METRO and public parking nearby.
Keep a look out for the RSVP link!

Thursday, October 25, 2018
10am to 8pm
Early Voting for General Election Begins

Thursday, October 25, 2018
6pm to 7:30pm
David Trone for Congress district 6
Please join Diana & Bill Conway, Barbara Goldberg Goldman & Michael Goldman
Special Guest Senator Chris Van Hollen
No contribution required; any contribution welcome:
At the Conway’s in Potomac.
Please RSVP to info@davidtrone.com to let us know you’re coming. Parking directions upon RSVP. Go BLUE!

Saturday, October 27, 2018
Meet the Candidate: Lynn Amano for Board Of Education, District 3
Hosted by Joanne London, Libby Nealis, Jenny Haliski
8710 Milford Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
RSVP: Joanne@lynnamano.com
Free. Donations appreciated.

Sunday, October 28, 2018
1pm – 3pm
Hosted by The People’s Choice: A Rally for Ben Jealous
Kaldis Rooftop
918 Silver Spring Ave, Silver Spring, Maryland

Thursday, November 1, 2018
10am to 8pm
Early Voting for General Election Ends

Thursday, November 1, 2018
7pm
The Village of Friendship Heights
County Executive candidates forum
Friendship Heights Village Center
Lou Peck from Bethesda Magazine has agreed to serve as moderator once again

Friday, November 2, 2018
5pm
Last Day to request an Absentee Ballot

Friday, November 2, 2018
7pm – 10pm
Upcounty’s One Big Night for Nancy Floreen
Public · Hosted by Upcounty for Nancy Floreen
Maryland SoccerPlex – Discovery Sports Center
register here: https://bit.ly/2xZBDun

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
7am to 8pm
Maryland General Election Day – Maryland Governor, State & County offices

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Last Day to send Absentee Ballot: Postmarked by November 6, 2018

After the November 6, 2018 general election and before 2019

November 8, 2018
7pm
Democratic Club of Leisure World
Post Election Wrap Up
Political analyst

Thursday, November 8, 2018
7:30pm
MoCo House Delegation Organizational Meeting to Elect Chair and Vice Chair
7th Floor Hearing Room
Stella Werner Council Office Bldg., 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
7pm
Joint House and Senate Delegations Priorities Hearing
3rd Floor Hearing Room, Stella Werner Council Office Bldg., 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville
This hearing is an opportunity for the public to respond to the Road Show and to bring other issues of importance for the 2019 Session to the attention of the legislators.

Monday, December 3, 2018
7pm
Bill Hearing for local and bi-county bills
3rd Floor Hearing Room, Stella Werner Council Office Bldg., 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville
Local bills refer to legislation affecting issues specific to Montgomery County. Bi-County bills refer to legislation that requires the approval of the Montgomery County and the Prince George’s County Delegations

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
7pm
Bill Hearing for local and bi-county bills
3rd Floor Hearing Room, Stella Werner Council Office Bldg., 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville
Local bills refer to legislation affecting issues specific to Montgomery County. Bi-County bills refer to legislation that requires the approval of the Montgomery County and the Prince George’s County Delegations.

Events in 2019

Sunday, January 27, 2019
12:30pm – 6 pm
Montgomery County Commission for Women
2019 Women’s Legislative Briefing

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Convening of the Maryland General Assembly

Monday, April 8, 2019
Sine Die of the Maryland General Assembly

Events before the 2020 Primary Election

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
7am to 8pm
Maryland Primary Election – President & VP, Congressmen

Events before the 2020 General Election

July 13-16, 2020
Democratic National Convention

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
7am to 8pm
Maryland General Election Day – Presidential Election Day

 

 


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