The most influential politicians locally in Montgomery County, Maryland are primarily members of the Montgomery County Council, which is led by Council President George Leventhal. Others currently working outside Montgomery County politics but still holding significant sway include Tom Perez, former councilman and 26th U.S. Secretary of Labor.Continue Reading
Montgomery County has been home to many influential politicians who got their start in the Montgomery County. Doug Gansler served as the State's Attorney for Montgomery County from 1998 to 2006, and then was the Attorney General of Maryland from 2006 to 2014. Valerie Ervin has been a Montgomery Council Member, Montgomery School Board member, and Senatorial candidate. Ana Sol Gutierrez is a former Montgomery School Board member, State Delegate, and Senatorial candidate.
The Montgomery County Education Association, led by President Chris Lloyd, is a local teachers union that holds massive amounts of political sway in Montgomery County, known for managing the campaigns of many local political candidates and being the primary influential factor in determining which candidates are elected during each electoral cycle.
Sally Sternbach, acting director of Montgomery County's Department of Economic Development, is also prominent due to allegations against her by employees that she fostered a hostile work environment due to "persistent inappropriate and intimidating behavior." This has sparked an investigation into her conduct.Learn more about Politics