Candidates for City Council

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On August 26, 2019, the Board of Supervisors of Elections certified the candidacies of Neil Harris, Ryan Spiegel, and Robert T. Wu for the three City Council positions up for election in the City of Gaithersburg on November 5, 2019.  The at-large City Council Members will each serve a four-year term. 

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Neil HarrisCouncil Candidate Neil Harris

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I am seeking reelection because I want to extend my commitment to quality of life, fiscal discipline, good schools, and smart growth. 

I have lived in Gaithersburg for more than three decades. I love this community and it has been my great honor to serve it first as an home owners association leader and now as an elected member of the City Council. My understanding of Gaithersburg and our needs has deepened since I joined the council, and I have sought to strengthen our reputation as the best managed municipality in Maryland bringing my experience and judgement as a businessman.


Ryan SpiegelCouncil Candidate Ryan Spiegel

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Councilmember Ryan Spiegel has focused on economic development, sustainability, and community services. Working collaboratively with others, Ryan helped support job growth and jumpstart revitalization projects, while expanding parkland and protecting the quality of life in our neighborhoods. Ryan’s ‘Bank on Gaithersburg’ initiative helps families achieve financial stability. He fights to hold utilities accountable, and supports affordable housing and other needed services, while still delivering a responsible debt-free budget. With increased public safety resources, Ryan also helped reduce crime significantly. Councilmember Spiegel lives in Washingtonian Woods with his wife Rachael and their two children. They are active members of Shaare Torah.


Robert WuCouncil Candidate Robert T. Wu

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It has been a distinct honor and privilege being trusted with the opportunity to serve the residents of this City over the past four years.  I am running for reelection to the Gaithersburg City Council, and I hope that I have sufficiently earned your trust to be given the same opportunity for the next four years.  I am taking nothing for granted.  Our campaign will work to earn your vote.  If you support my past efforts, I ask for your vote on November 5th!