Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Teachers Withdraw Recommendation in County Council District 5 Race

Delegates attending today’s monthly meeting of the MCEA Representative Assembly have voted to rescind their recommendation of Christopher Barclay in the race for the District 5 seat on the Montgomery County Council. MCEA President Doug Prouty issued the following statement:
As teachers and childhood educators, we hold ourselves to the highest of standards. It is what our community expects of all those in public service. We also believe that Chris Barclay has been – and we hope will continue to be – an important voice for our county’s neediest students, schools and neighborhoods.  Nevertheless, we regretfully withdraw MCEA’s recommendation of Mr. Barclay in the June 24th primary election for the vacant County Council District 5 office. We look forward to continuing to work with Chris as a member of the Board of Education. We believe that he – and we – can continue to be strong partners in focusing resources and attention on the challenge of closing student achievement gaps and narrowing the growing income gaps in our community. We believe Chris can have a good future in public service in the county. But in light of the recent news and financial disclosures, we cannot recommend him in this race at this time”.


  1. Investigate Barclay's campaign finance reports. Over $9,000 missing in action since 2012.

    1. He also has misreported his address on his most recent campaign finance reports - he no longer lives in Takoma Park, but in Silver Spring. That's a deliberate misrepresentation to lead people to think he currently lives in District 5 for the council race, although he does not. Check the speeding ticket he was issued a few months back - that has his real address.


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