Marc Elrich

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Marc Elrich... was elected as Montgomery County Executive on Nov. 6, 2018. He had previously served three terms (12 years) on the Montgomery County Council as an at-large member, being first elected in 2006. He served as a Councilmember on the Takoma Park City Council from 1987-2006. For 17 years, he was a teacher at Rolling Terrace Elementary School in Takoma Park.

DSA Conference delegate

In 1983 Marc Elrich was a District of Columbia, Maryland delegate to the Democratic Socialists of America conference in New York City, October 14-16, 1983[1]

DC Metro DSA Endorsements


Washington DC, January 14, 2018. A packed house of over 100 DMV democracy activists affiliated with the Democratic Socialists of America assembled at the historic Friend's Meeting House on Florida Avenue to vote on endorsements of Brandy Brooks, Danielle Meitiv and Chris Wilhelm for Montgomery County Council At Large seats as well as for Marc Elrich for County Executive.

The affirmative votes were nearly unanimous. Debate before the vote was spirited but civilized and very fairly managed by DSA leadership. Two Thumbs Up to all who participated. This is the way we keep our democratic institutions functioning when our national government has been hijacked by anti-democratic forces.[2]

NNU backing

In 2018 National Nurses United backed County Councilmember Marc Elrich, who also is not an establishment favorite, for Montgomery County Executive. Montgomery is Maryland’s most-populous county, with more than a million residents.

“Registered nurses are proud to endorse Elrich, because he is the clear progressive candidate with a history of bold leadership on issues vital to public health, working families, and the environment,” said Anne Varughese, RN, a Montgomery County resident and NNU activist.

“Elrich has been the pivotal council leader on issues as diverse as the minimum wage, environmental health, bus rapid transit, reproductive health and empowering registered nurses to speak up for the safety of their patients and their rights on the job. No one is better prepared to lead Montgomery County or has (better) demonstrated that he shares nurses values,” Varughese added.[3]