Thanks to your support on Election Day and the past few months, Virginia Onley, Julie Palakovich Carr, and Mark Pierzchala were elected to the Rockville City Council. We could not have won re-election without the votes, donations, volunteers, and moral support of everyone involved with our campaign. Although they won't be joined by Sima Osdoby and Clark Reed, Virginia, Julie, and Mark will work towards finishing a Rockville Pike Plan, addressing the challenges of Town Center and neighborhood centers, making our streets safer for pedestrians and bicyclists, and continuing to represent all of the people who live and work in Rockville. [ 78 more words. ]
Former Mayor Rose Krasnow endorses Team Rockville. She urges Rockville voters "to vote for Sima Osdoby for Mayor and Team Rockville – Julie Palakovich Carr, Virginia Onley, Mark Pierzchala, and Clark Reed – for City Council....Without new leadership, the City’s tax base will stagnate and our neighborhoods will suffer as our property values decline. As your former Mayor, I would be heartbroken to see that happen. ... Our City’s future hangs in the balance."
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, concluding with Sima Osdoby, candidate for Mayor: Bridget Newton says she serves on other organizations to represent the interests of Rockville. [ 345 more words. ]
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, now with Virginia Onley: I have been called the “swing vote” on our Council. I will continue to be your independent “swing vote” on the Council, listening to your concerns regardless what the issue may be. [ 230 more words. ]
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, now with Julie Palakovich Carr: Tonight is final debate before the election. With the demise of our local newspaper, there hasn’t been any entity to probe some of the questionable statements that have arisen during the course of this campaign. [ 346 more words. ]
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, now with Mark Pierzchala: When I served as councilmember from 2009 to 2013, I learned that I could lead from a council seat. [ 349 more words. ]
Clark Reed's Vision for Rockville is Vibrant, Sustainable, and Bold
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 confiden...tly 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 cop-out. If a candidate truly has no agenda, then they have no vision for the city. And as someone once said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” Rockville should not be wandering aimlessly into the future. We need leaders with a common vision so that we can all be pulling in the same direction.
My vision for Rockville can be summed up with these words – vibrant, sustainable, and bold. To preserve our quality of life, we need a vibrant economy. We need to fix Town Center now and lay the groundwork for a stronger Rockville Pike. The most successful cities by mid-century will be the greenest ones, powered by clean energy, electric in transportation, and climate ready. They’ll have the highest paying jobs and the most competitive workforce. We can do this but we need bold people on the council who have the foresight to get us there.
Character counts, too. Let’s protect our city by rejecting candidates who demean this election with smears and lies because if they stoop to this level on the campaign, they will surely continue this behavior in office.
We need council members who will work collaboratively. That’s why I’m proud to be running with Team Rockville. Together, we have a wealth of experience, a common vision, and an ethic of service to the community.
Please cast your vote for Team Rockville candidates Sima, Virginia, Julie, Mark, and Clark.
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.
Rockville voters, the City is trying out new election systems for the state. We have reports that there is a GLITCH with the early voting equipment. The first screen for Council candidates comes up with only 7 of the 9 choices. TO VOTE for Clark Reed you MUST PRESS the "MORE" button at the BOTTOM of the first screen to get TO THE SECOND SCREEN for council BEFORE YOU COMPLETE your ballot. Ask an election judge for help if you need assistance.
Early Voting Starts Today!
Cast your vote for the next Rockville Mayor and Council this weekend (October 24-25) or on Election Day (November 3).
Please support all the members of Team Rockville....
Julie Palakovich Carr
Early voting will be held this weekend at City Hall from 10 am to 8 pm. City Hall is located at 111 Maryland Avenue.
Same-day registration and voting is available to eligible individuals who bring a valid photo ID and proof of residency.
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. [ 274 more words. ]
Come hear why you should vote for Team Rockville candidates: SIMA OSDOBY for Mayor and VIRGINIA ONLEY, JULIE PALOKOVICH CARR, MARK PIERZCHALA and CLARK REED for Council at this week's second candidate forum:
-- Thursday, October 15 at 7 pm at Rockville Presbyterian Church, 215 W. Montgomery Avenue, Rockville -- Hosted by the West End Citizen’s Association
Thanks 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. [ 34 more words. ]
You can hear why you should vote for all five Team Rockville candidates at two candidate forums scheduled this coming week.
-- 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