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Council At-Large Candidate Talks Development In Intro Video

By Aaron Kraut

Tuesday - 11/5/2013, 3:20pm  ET

Beth Daly: Why I’m Running from BethDaly4Moco on Vimeo.

An upcounty resident is making a run at one of the Montgomery County Council’s four at-large seats and has a fundraiser scheduled for Chevy Chase later this month.

Beth Daly, a Dickerson resident who does political communications and marketing for Telemundo, is one of two announced candidates for an at-large place on the Council.

Daly is a member of the Montgomery County Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board and the Sugarloaf Citizens Association and has been active in the debate around a new master plan in Clarksburg and bus rapid transit on the northern section of MD 355.

Daly officially announced in September. In August, she told Bethesda Magazine she lived in Bethesda before moving to Dickerson 13 years ago.

In an introduction video, Daly said infrastructure and development were two of her main concerns.

“How we grow is just as important as how much we grow,” Daly said. “We need to put the smart back in smart growth. I do not want to hear the Montgomery County Council is powerless to fix the problems it created or allowed to fester under its watch.”

At-large Councilmembers Marc Elrich (Takoma Park), Nancy Floreen (Garrett Park), George Leventhal (Takoma Park) and Hans Riemer (Takoma Park) are all expected to run for reelection.

Olney resident Vivian Malloy, a member of the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee, is the only registered County Council candidate. The Democratic primary is June 24.

Evan Glass, a Silver Spring civic activist, has openly discussed a run at County Council and is on a listening tour, with a planned discussion at a Bethesda home later this month.

Daly’s fundraiser is set for Nov. 21 at the home of two supporters in North Chevy Chase.

Video via BethDaly4Moco on Vimeo