Maryland Matters: Montgomery County Can Thrive Without Raising Property Taxes

The very respected Maryland political blog Maryland Matters asked me to write a column on Why I Am Running for an At-Large Seat on the Montgomery County Council. The column is now its web site.

The recent moves by the Republican controlled Congress to hurt our tax structure and damage the Affordable Care Act availability for Marylanders makes our key positions in this race even more important. If you agree, I hope you will support our campaign and consider donating to enable us to reach even more Montgomery County residents.  It is crucial to receive donations by Jan. 7 so they will count for the initial state reporting period for matching funds.  If you want to help, please go to DONATE.


My parents were people who dedicated their free time to helping others. My father was a union plumber. My mother was an active member of our small town’s volunteer ambulance squad. In their respective endeavors, I remember both often being called out in the middle of the night to respond to emergency situations.

Neil Greenberger campaign site photos #2 October 1, 2017

Neil Greenberger of Damascus, a Democrat, is running for an at-large seat on the Montgomery County Council.

I also remember my father was never happy if the last person to leave a room didn’t turn out the lights. And my mother was insistent that every bag that came into our house had a second or third use.

Among the things I learned from them was you can be dedicated to helping others and still be careful about how your money is spent.