Election 2018

MCCC is your trusted resource for information on Election 2018.

The Primary Election is June 26, 2018.


Government policy matters for a business. This is especially important when you consider a 2010 study by McKinsey & Co. that showed policies impact revenue by up to 10%. And, as Norm Augustine says, “You can’t be for jobs and against employers.”

The local and state elections in 2018 are a once-in-a-generation opportunity to elect officials interested in understanding and supporting economic success. The Primary Election sets the tone for Montgomery County and Maryland going forward.Who represents you? Click here to find your elected officials. 


Learn more about the 2018 Primary Elections

Missed our webinar?  See the 45 minute presentation here:

MCCC Election 2018 Webinar


MCCC hosted its first webinar on Election 2018 to provide an orientation about the election, key races and the Primary Election being held on June 26, 2018.

With so many candidates running in contested Democratic races, the focus of this webinar is on those races and how you can make your vote count.

In a Closed Primary Election, you must be registered with a recognized party to vote for candidates associated with your party affiliation. Only those candidates appear on that Primary Election ballot.

Anyone can register for any party for the Primary and then update registration for the General Election. All party candidates appear on the General Election ballot.

The webinar conversation included Leslie Weber, Johns Hopkins, MCCC Chair-Elect, John Stierhoff, Venable, LLP, MCCC Board Member, Gigi Godwin, MCCC President and CEO and Ilaya Hopkins, Vice President, Government Relations and Communications.


Check the deadlines and make sure you are registered to cast your vote in the Primary Election!

3 Easy Ways to Vote - Absentee, Early and on Primary Election Day (share this one-page handout with others)

Voter Registration Information: Register or Update your registration


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Election 2018 Races

Montgomery County Executive
Montgomery County Council
Montgomery County Board of Education

County Council

  • 6 Democratic Candidates vying for the nomination in the Primary Election for this open seat; the winner will face Republican Robin Ficker in the General Election

33 Democratic Candidates for 4 open At-Large Seats 

Competitive Races in the Primary in most districts


Maryland General Assembly (State Senator/State Delegate)

State Map

  • 8 Democratic Candidates vying for the nomination to run against current Governor Larry Hogan in the General Election

8 Legislative Districts in Montgomery County, most with competitive races in the Primary for 1 Senator and 3 Delegates per distric



U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives (Districts 3, 6, 8)

State Map

  • U.S. Senator Ben Cardin is running for re-election

U.S. Congressmen run for re-election every two years

There are 9 Democratic Candidates running for the nomination for the open seat in District 6 (Rep. John Delaney is not running again)



More resources

Please contact Ilaya Hopkins, Vice President, Government Relations and Communications, with any questions.

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