Republican Candidates for Montgomery County



County Executive

Reardon Sullivan

Accomplished senior executive, founder, and CEO of a Rockville based consulting firm for 25 years. Life-long county resident, MCPS graduate with Engineering degree from University of Maryland. Professional Engineer, LEED accredited professional, and musician.

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County Council Districts

If you do Not know your County Council District, click here and input your home address and then zoom out (use the minus button "-") to find out which Council District you now live in following 2022 Redistricting AND the creation of two new Council Districts for Montgomery County, Maryland!

District 1

Chevy Chase, Bethesda, and Potomac; no candidates

District 2

Clarksburg, Darnestown, Germantown, North Potomac, Poolesville, and Boyds

Dan Cuda

Parent, 30 year upcounty resident, former Air Force pilot with a Ph.D. in public policy, experienced consensus builder who believes the county’s problems will get better with the creation of good local jobs.

District 3

Gaithersburg and Rockville

George Hernandez


Gaithersburg database developer, University of Maryland graduate committed to making Montgomery County more business and middle class friendly, protecting the environment for generations to come, keeping residents safe, and ensuring all residents have access to  a high-quality of life.

District 4

North Bethesda, Kensington, Takoma Park, and part of Silver Spring

Cheryl Riley

Concerned public relations professional raised and educated in the county focused on community safety, stopping economic decline and improving lives of all residents.

District 5

Burtonsville,  Leisure World, part of Silver Spring

Kate Woody

Mother, special needs advocate, real estate broker, East County attorney who helps residents navigate tax and property issues, member of the US Tax Court, former federal counsel and adjunct professor of law.

District 6

Aspen Hill, Flower Valley, Kemp Mill, Wheaton, part of Silver Spring

Viet Doan

Parent, attorney for some of the world's top consulting firms, first generation American committed to bringing diversity of thought to the Council that has stagnated under single-party control and to use 
his expertise and customer-centric best practices to improve the lives of county residents.

District 7

Damascus, Derwood, Brookeville, Olney, Montgomery Village

Harold C. Maldonado

Parent, Economist with specialty in economic development, Bolivian immigrant, community activist, youth soccer coach, MCPS graduate.

County Council At Large

Christopher P. Fiotes

Life-long Marylander, US Navy (honorable discharge),  with experience in zoning, construction and capital investments, legislative and budget experience in the US Senate, focused on fiscal responsibility, lowering taxes, controlling spending and investing in things that matter to our residents.

Lenard Lieber

Former Montgomery College employee in IT and other positions for 32 years, resigned because of COVID vaccination requirements, candidate committed to bringing wise, level-headed and discerning decisions to the county council.

Dwight Patel

Conservative, pro-life, problem solver, tech entrepreneur, lifelong Montgomery County resident.


Legislative Districts for the Maryland General Assembly (MDGA) changed due to 2022 redistricting.  To find your Districts for the Maryland General Assembly -- House and Senate, both are the same -- click here and input your home address.  

There are nine Legislative Districts in Montgomery County, Maryland.  Eight are wholly within Montgomery County and Legislative District 9 is shared with Howard County, Maryland.

Legislative District 9A

Residents of Damascus and the northeast corner of Montgomery County are now in legislative district 9A represented by a state senator and two at large delegates

Reid Novotny, State Senate

Incumbent Delegate seeking election as state senator, Air Force Colonel with expertise incybersecurity, parent and strong advocate for parents’ rights in education, safer communities and reducing the cost of living and retirement in Maryland.


Trent Kittleman, Delegate running for re-election

Incumbent Delegate for 8 years, passionate advocate for parents and education choice, former Deputy Secretary of Transportation and CEO of MD Transportation Authority under Gov. Bob Ehrlich, former Counsel, U.S. Senate Government Affairs Committee, 10 grandkids.


Jenny (Jianning) Zeng, Delegate

Mother, wife and farmer, software engineer with a PhD in Astrophysics, immigrant from China who cherishes opportunities and freedom that U.S. provides, community and education activist, resident of Ellicott City.

Legislative District 14

Residents of Brookeville, Burtonsville,  Laytonsville, Olney, and part of Silver Spring, are represented by a state senator and three at large delegates. 

Alex Bieber, State Senate

A life-long Marylander, IT professional, graduate of MCPS and University of Maryland, committed to making sound decisions in the General Assembly as he does for his young family in Brookeville.


Kathy Gugulis, Delegate

Life-long Marylander, civil rights advocate, accomplished former senior federal executive, county Charter Review Commissioner.

Kate Walshe, Delegate

Concerned mother, llfe-long County resident, acupuncturist and small business owner.

Legislative District 15

Residents of Potomac, Poolesville,  Darnestown, Clarksburg, Boyds and some of Germantownare represented by one state senator and three at-large delegates

David Wilson, State Senate

Proud parent and Poolesville resident, government contracts manager in biomedical fields, holds a Master's in public administration, retired Army Lieutenant Colonel with two combat tours.

Jodi Colella Noah, Delegate

Concerned parent, community activist and local business owner who loves the county she grew up in and wants to help it succeed.

Stacey Sauter, Delegate

Former manager of multiple political institutions,  honors student from UMD's Graduate School of Public Policy, Columbia University Master's in Journalism, published author, highly successful Realtor, fifth-generation Montgomery County native, proud daughter of a MOCO police officer.

Matt Wade, Delegate

Business development executive with education in electrical and industrial engineering and international marketing, a 54 year county resident, husband and father who is passionate about the world we leave our children.

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Legislative District 16
no candidates running

Legislative District 17

Residents of some parts of Gaithersburg and parts of Rockville are represented by one state senator and three at-large delegates

Helene Meister, Delegate

Parent and special needs advocate, immigrant, tax specialist with J.D. and LL.M, fashion stylist.

Don "DP" Patti, Delegate

Gaithersburg parent, small business owner, consultant to business and government, youth track and field coach, community servant.

Legislative District 18

Residents of Chevy Chase, Kensington, Wheaton and part of Silver Springare represented by a state senator and three delegates

Missy Carr, State Senate

Chef and small business owner/entrepreneur for 25 years in the food service industry including mobile vending (food truck), life-long county resident, mother and wife of a US Marine.

George Cecala, Delegate

Silver Spring parent, senior Congressional aide with expertise in transportation and business issues, former adjunct professor committed to helping local businesses, homeowners and renters recover economically from the pandemic.

Legislative District 19

Residents of Aspen Hill, Derwood, Kemp Mill, Leisure World, and parts of Gaithersburg, Rockville and Silver Spring are represented by one state senator and three at-large delegates

Anita Mpambara Cox, State Senate

Parent, Ugandan-born, founder and president of an international nonprofit educational foundation, Commissioner on Montgomery County Charter Review Commission, member of City of Gaithersburg Multicultural Affairs Committee.

Dr. Frank Nice, Delegate

Healthcare activist, pharmacist, veteran of US Public Health Service and US Coast Guard, organizer of 70 medical missions to Haiti.

Legislative District 20
- no candidates running

Legislative District 39 - no candidates running

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