Advocacy

MCCC works proactively with our elected and appointed leaders at the federal, state and local levels to promote a business-friendly environment.

Over the years, MCCC has had a number of wins including successfully advocating for dedicated transportation funding (2013), tax reform resulting in the recoupling of the Estate Tax (2014), and expanded access to opportunities for small business (2012).

Watch for MCCC's 2015 Legislative Agenda coming soon!

MCCC monitors issues of importance to the business community and takes positions on more than 100 pieces of legislation each year.

At our monthly Member Exchange Meetings, speakers who are leaders in their respective fields educate and inform our members on the issues of the day. Presentations are followed by question and answer sessions. Monthly member meetings include:

MEET THE MCCC ADVOCACY TEAM

Brian Quinn, Venable LLP; Ilaya Hopkins, MCCC; Gigi Godwin, MCCC; Marta Harting, Venable LLP; John Stierhoff, Venable LLP

If you have any questions about the Chamber process, please contact Ilaya Hopkins, Vice President of Public Affairs.

2014 ELECTIONS

The Statewide General Election is on November 4, 2014.

For more information, visit the Maryland Board of Elections website at http://www.elections.state.md.us/.

Candidates:

Every four years, Maryland holds a Gubernatorial election. In this cycle, members of the General Assembly are also elected for a four-year term. In addition, Montgomery County elects a County Executive and all nine members of the County Council.

To see the individual candidate's complete answers in their own words, please vist the MCCC Candidate Questionnaire page and select the office and candidate.

Ballot Measures:

On the November ballot, voters across Maryland will face Question 1, a proposed constitutional amendment that places restrictions on the ability of the next governor and General Assembly to use transportation money to help balance the general fund. The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce supports this initiative.

Click here to read the Baltimore Sun Article on the Transportation Lock Box.

Click here to learn more about the Transportation Coalition.

MCCC on the Issues:

Montgomery Week in Review hosted a show on the 2014 Elections during which Ilaya Hopkins presented issues of importance to MCCC. See the full video here (MCCC introduced at 13:50).

 

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