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GGCC Holds City of Gaithersburg Candidate Forum

Gaithersburg / Germantown, MD () —
(l:r) Ryan Spiegel, City of Gaithersburg Council Vice President; Miguel Guardado, General Manager, Corner Bakery Gaithersburg; Darlene Bell-Zuccarelli, Candidate for Council Member of the City of Gaithersburg; Jerry Therrien, GGCC Board Chair & Vice President, Therrien Waddell, Inc.; Henry Marraffa, City of Gaithersburg Council Member; Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President; Robert Wu, Candidate for Council Member of the City of Gaithersburg; Laurie Anne-Sayles, Candidate for Council Member of the City of Gaithersburg; Neil Harris, City of Gaithersburg Council Member and Jud Ashman, City of Gaithersburg Mayor at the GGCC Meet the Candidates" Coffee & Conversations” Forum at the Corner Bakery Café in Gaithersburg on Thursday, October 22, 2015.    (photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

(l:r) Ryan Spiegel, City of Gaithersburg Council Vice President; Miguel Guardado, General Manager, Corner Bakery Gaithersburg; Darlene Bell-Zuccarelli, Candidate for Council Member of the City of Gaithersburg; Jerry Therrien, GGCC Board Chair & Vice President, Therrien Waddell, Inc.; Henry Marraffa, City of Gaithersburg Council Member; Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President; Robert Wu, Candidate for Council Member of the City of Gaithersburg; Laurie Anne-Sayles, Candidate for Council Member of the City of Gaithersburg; Neil Harris, City of Gaithersburg Council Member and Jud Ashman, City of Gaithersburg Mayor at the GGCC Meet the Candidates” Coffee & Conversations” Forum at the Corner Bakery Café in Gaithersburg on Thursday, October 22, 2015. (photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (October 23, 2015) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce hosted a “Meet the Candidates” Coffee & Conversations in light of the upcoming Gaithersburg City Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

GGCC Members & community business owner gathered on Thursday, October 22 at Corner Bakery to meet the candidates. This was a great opportunity for our members and local businesses to talk with the candidates about their concerns. The format was opening remarks from candidates and then an opportunity to mix and mingle with them over a cup-o-joe.

“It was great starting my day with the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and take the lead in creating jobs. Looking forward to working together to ensure Gaithersburg is the best place to live, work, learn and raise a family. At the end of the day, if we build it they will come. #Infrastructure is a key investment!” – Laurie Anne-Sayles. Candidate for Gaithersburg City Council on Facebook

Candidates included:

For Mayor:

  • Jud Ashman
  • Henry Marraffa
  • Darlene Bell-Zuccarelli

For Council:

  • Neil Harris
  • Laurie Anne-Sayles
  • Ryan Spiegel
  • Robert Wu

About the Mayoral Candidates:

Jud Ashman

  • Current City of Gaithersburg Mayor
  • Learn more about Jud Ashman and his campaign platform at www.votejud.com.

Henry Marraffa

  • Current City Council Member serving for six terms, served for over 20 years! He has also served on the Planning Commission and Board of Appeals.
  • Learn more about Henry Marraffa and his campaign platform at www.marraffa4mayor.com.

Darlene Bell-Zuccarelli

  • Candidate for Mayor of the City of Gaithersburg
  • You can contact Darlene Bell-Zuccarelli at home 240-848-6117 or work 301-984-5777 ext. 1247 or via mail at: Candidate for Mayor of Gaithersburg, P.O. Box 85, Gaithersburg, MD 20884.

About the Council Member Candidates:

Neil Harris

  • Current City of Gaithersburg Council Member. Harris joined the City Council last year. He is seeking re-election for a four-year term.
  • Learn more about Neil Harris and his campaign platform at www.voteforneil.com.

Laurie Anne-Sayles

  • Candidate for Council Member of the City of Gaithersburg
  • Learn more about Laurie Anne-Sayles and her campaign platform at: www.laurieannesayles.org.

Ryan Spiegel

  • Current City of Gaithersburg Council Member. Currently serving in the capacity as Council Vice President. Has served on the council for eight years.
  • Learn more about Ryan Spiegel and his campaign platform at: www.ryanspiegel.com.

Robert Wu

  • Candidate for Council Member of the City of Gaithersburg
  • Learn more about Robert Wu and his campaign platform at: www.voterobwu.com.

To see the candidate videos please visit the GGCC YouTube Page at: http://bit.ly/1LLqKK5.

The next City Election will be Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Gaithersburg voters will cast their ballots for Mayor, to fill the balance of term of former Mayor Sidney A. Katz, and three at-large members of the City Council. To learn more about the City of Gaithersburg elections, visit: http://www.gaithersburgmd.gov/government/elections.

 


The GGCC is active in providing business-to-business networking opportunities throughout the year: a collective voice in local, regional, and state legislative affairs, professional development opportunities and other services that enhance the business environment.

The GGCC is located at 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg, MD. To learn more about the GGCC visit us at www.ggchamber.org.

Find us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gaithersburg-Germantown-Chamber-of-Commerce/64339954570. Or on Twitter at: @GGCCNEWS.