The Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Rescue Association has endorsed Tom Moore for County Council District 3
Tom's family keeps him involved with Montgomery County public schools!
Tom is hard at work meeting with as many residents of District 3 as possible.
Tom lobbying in Annapolis for more school construction funding with the Montgomery County Coalition of Parent Teacher Assocations
The District 3 Democratic primary is a tight race among four candidates who have campaigned on progressive platforms. Though all four candidates agree on the goals of renovating and constructing new schools and expanding mass transit, they do not agree on how to reach them.
Rockville City councilman Tom Moore believes he will be able to accomplish his goals while balancing the county’s budget.
Moore, 46, a lawyer and former journalist, said his background in helping to run the county’s largest and most complex municipality gives him the edge. Closing the achievement gap in county schools requires widening economic opportunity, he said, by using transit to link neighborhoods with good jobs.
Moore, who grew up in Montgomery County, cited his support for Rockville Town Center as evidence of his record on building near transit. If elected, he says he'll "push to concentrate Montgomery County's housing growth along our existing transit corridors" and along future transit corridors as well.
On BRT, Moore was unequivocal in his support for dedicating lanes to buses, saying "person-throughput, and not vehicle-throughput, is the key metric here; a lane converted to bus use is more efficient."
With a win, Tom Moore will have a short trip to the county council building, which sits across the street from Rockville City Hall where he serves as a city councilman. Moore received the endorsement from The Washington Post in part because of his focus on affordable housing.