Check out our growing list of endorsements!

Hans Riemer Endorsements

I am grateful for the strong support of our community’s elected leaders and organizations. Our growing list includes Sen. Chris Van Hollen, Rep. Jamie Raskin, County Executive Ike Leggett and the Sierra Club, among many more. Check out our current list below: Senator Chris Van Hollen: “Hans Riemer has a strong track record of standing up for our Democratic and community …

Join our Campaign Fellows Team

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CAMPAIGN FELLOWS FOR HANS RIEMER Montgomery County Councilmember At-Large, Hans Riemer seeks committed Campaign Fellows that will participate in positive engagement with voters. Direct Voter Contact  Canvassing Phonebanking Ideal Candidate: A team-player, motivated, and dedicated to the campaign’s goals. Time Commitment: preferred 20 hours per week, additional responsibilities and opportunities available to those willing to work hard and put in …

We’ve been endorsed by MCPSRA!

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I’m so grateful to announce that I have been endorsed by the over 2600 members of the Montgomery County Public School Retirees Association. Seniors have as much to gain as anyone from the positive changes that are taking place in Montgomery County, but they have unique concerns about affordability, transportation and quality of life.  As a passionate advocate for creating …

When something needs fixing…

Hans Riemer Public Finance

This President’s Day, I was reminded of comments by Barack Obama, whom I served as National Youth Vote Director, when young voters helped lift him to victory in the 2008 election. In President Obama’s farewell address, he said, “If something needs fixing, then lace up your shoes and do some organizing.” And indeed, this week has shown once again how …

My Testimony in Annapolis on the Need for Dedicated Metro/WMATA Funding

Hans Riemer Transportation

TESTIMONY IN SUPPORT OF HOUSE BILL 372, MARYLAND METRO FUNDING ACT By HANS RIEMER, MONTGOMERY COUNTY COUNCIL PRESIDENT Chair McIntosh and Members of the Committee, thank you for holding this hearing today. I am Hans Riemer, President of the Montgomery County Council, and I am here to convey Montgomery County’s strong support for the Maryland Metro Funding Act. I’d like …

We have been endorsed by the Sierra Club!

Hans Riemer Environment

I am thrilled to be endorsed by the Sierra Club for re-election to the Montgomery County Council. From their press release: “As the only incumbent running for one of the four at-large seats, Hans Riemer’s experience and commitment to progressive planning, increased transit/bike/pedestrian infrastructure, and other environmental issues is especially valuable. Riemer, who sits on the Planning, Housing and Economic Development …

Protecting our environment

Hans Riemer Environment

My passion for protecting our environment grows from the time I spent in my youth hiking California’s mountain ranges, as well as my sense of justice and fairness for the opportunities that we leave to future generations. My concern for the environment underscores everything that I do at the Council. Some of my accomplishments include: Proposing and funding TreeMontgomery, a …

My Speech at the Committee for Montgomery’s Annual Legislative Breakfast

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Please see the full text below of my speech at the Committee for Montgomery’s Annual Legislative Breakfast from December 14, 2017. Thank you Committee for Montgomery and on behalf of the County Council, greetings to our leaders from education, business, nonprofit, government, media, labor, and civic communities! And special greetings to the 3 of you not running for County Council! …

Stronger than ever, thanks to you

Hans Riemer Public Finance

I couldn’t be more thankful for the strong showing of support we’ve received as the 2018 campaign shifts into high gear. Early last week, I was endorsed by Democratic champions like Chris Van Hollen, Jamie Raskin, Ike Leggett and many wonderful Maryland senators and delegates. I can not express how grateful I am to have their support and the opportunity to serve Montgomery County …

“What are you doing for others?”

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While listening to the powerful and inspiring remarks by County Executive Ike Leggett at this morning’s breakfast to honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this quote from Dr. King kept coming to mind: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” I’m thankful for our commitment in Montgomery County to progressive values and to …