$15 MINIMUM WAGE COMES TO MONTGOMERY COUNTY!

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After a long series of discussions and many years of work, I am excited that my other colleagues decided to support our fellow neighbors and voted to approve a $15 minimum wage. As an early advocate of the original legislation earlier this year, I am thankful we as a County came to an agreement about how to support low wage …

How to follow my work at the Council

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I publish a blog featuring information about the County Council and my day-to-day work as an At Large Councilmember. Follow along! You can also visit my official Council website, which has more information and contact information if you ever need to reach me or my staff.

We won

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Thank you for your support of my campaign! I am pleased to say that I earned 49,932 votes and won re-election convincingly to the Democratic slate for County Council At-large. The Democratic primary was highly competitive and my strong finish is testament to voter support for a campaign of progressive ideas and values. I am profoundly grateful for your support …

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 …