Why you should vote for me

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I’m Hans Riemer and I’m running for re-election to represent all of our residents as an At-large member of the County Council. When I joined the County Council in 2010, our government was deeply impacted by the Great Recession. We were in a great fiscal crisis. But today, as a result of many strong choices that we made, this county …

Washington Post Endorsement

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On Monday, I was honored to receive the Washington Post’s endorsement for a second term on the Montgomery County Council: Despite a sharp learning curve in his first term, Hans Riemer took the lead on measures to restore a key anti-poverty program and modernize the county’s approach to open government and online disclosure. He also stood firm in the face of bullying …

What We’ve Accomplished and My Work on the Issues

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Over the last four years, I have worked to write and sponsor legislation that moves us toward a better Montgomery County for everybody who lives here. It can be a challenge, but I’m proud of the progress we’ve made. Check out my blog to get the facts about my work on the issues: Raising the Minimum Wage Budgetary Priorities Strong Communities, Strong …

MCEA Endorsement

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My wife Angela and I have two young boys, the older of whom just started kindergarten in MCPS. I am big believer in our public schools and I am totally dedicated to making sure that they continue to make progress by having the resources they need to invest in new programs and by fulfilling our commitment to helping all of …

African American Democratic Club Endorsement

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As a councilmember, I work hard to support programs that address disparities in our community. I advocate for equity in our public schools and I have taken many tough votes to support affordable housing. I am a strong supporter of public transportation. I led the charge to restore our Earned Income Tax Credit and I supported a higher minimum wage. …

NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Endorsement

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I am glad to say I have had the chance to put my values into action on women’s health and reproductive freedom issues. In particular, I was able to work closely with my friend, constituent and national leader Kim Gandy, in her work as VP of the Feminist Majority Foundation, to ensure that women were safe as anti-abortion protests mounted …

Hispanic Democrats Endorsement

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I’ve spent my career fighting for social and economic justice and I am tremendously proud to announce that my work on the Council earned me the endorsement of the Hispanic Democratic Club of Montgomery County. HDC advocates sensible policy aimed at expanding economic opportunity—the kind of rising tide legislation that lifts all boats. From the minimum wage increase and our restoration …

MCVFRA Endorsement

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In 2010, I was proud to earn the support of the county’s Volunteer Firefighters and I am pleased to announce that I have their support for my re-election in 2014.  I have made a great personal effort to bring the volunteers together with the county government fire and rescue service to repair and strengthen our partnership.  I think we have …

GCAAR Endorsement

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If you have ever bought or sold a home, you may have a special place in your heart for your realtor. I sure do. In Montgomery County, realtors are our agents who are our making the case everyday for our beautiful neighborhoods, excellent schools and great quality of life. They have their fingers on the pulse of our community in …

Casa in Action Endorsement

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We are fortunate to live in a community that has become a destination for new immigrants.  This great change gives us the opportunity to lead the way in building a county that values everyone and helps all people to achieve their potential.  I am pleased to share that, in recognition of my work on issues important to our low income …