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Tom Hucker

Councilmember

Councilmember Tom Hucker

Tom In the News

  • Sept. 12 – Montgomery County Sentinel 
    • Air conditioning bill makes its way toward becoming a law
    • Excerpt: "Air conditioning is more than a matter of comfort for many people. Especially for the elderly and those with chronic health conditions, it’s a matter of life or death. And climate change is only exacerbating the problem, as just six weeks ago we lived through the hottest month ever recorded on the planet," Hucker says
  • Aug. 8 – The Washington Post 
  • Aug. 8 – Bethesda Beat 
    • Two-Year Inspection of Montgomery Apartments Yields 31,000 Violations
    • Excerpt: "People are cynical about politicians and say we just are always driven by the polls. Well, nobody fights for tenants’ rights because they think this is really going to help them politically. We do it because it’s the right thing to do and … this is a landmark achievement," Hucker says
  • Aug. 8 – NBC Washington 
  • Aug. 7 – WDVM 
    • Officials call for improvements on Old Georgetown Road
    • Excerpt: "What there needs to be, if not a separated bike lane which is what we’ve envisioned in our master plan, at least a buffer of 5 feet wide of grass so that any cyclist or pedestrians are not right next to the cars," Hucker says
  • June 30 – The Sentinel 
  • June 29 – Montgomery County Council
    • County Lawmakers praise new 'Enterprise Zone" for Burtonsville/Briggs Chaney
    • Excerpt:  Councilmember Hucker joined with the District 14 State Delegation this year to call on the Department of Commerce to create Enterprise Zone. The Enterprise Zone program provides real property and state income tax credits to businesses that create jobs and make capital investments. This program will support small businesses in Burtonsville and Briggs Chaney.
  • June 27 – Bethesda Magazine
    • County Council Dives Into Battle Over Legal Definition for a "Country Inn"
    • Excerpt:  A coalition of community groups is lauding a County Council proposal that could derail plans to build a banquet hall with guest rooms near the historic Old Angler’s Inn in Potomac." Tom Hucker and Marc Elrich propose new zoning restrictions to help keep the unwanted establishment out of the community.
  • June 22 –  WJLA
  • May 5 – WTOP
    • Montgomery Co. commute fix could put county on hook for WMATA
    • Excerpt:  "An effort to bring some limited short-term relief to commuters in the congested Route 29 corridor could leave Montgomery County on the hook for millions of dollars to Metro, the county’s transportation department warned a council committee Thursday."
  • May 2 – The Washington Post
  • April 24 – WTOP
    • Montgomery Co. bill may help foreclosed homes get on the market
    • Excerpt:  "A coalition of community groups is lauding a County Council proposal that could derail plans to build a banquet hall with guest rooms near the historic Old Angler’s Inn in Potomac." Tom Hucker and Marc Elrich propose new zoning restrictions to help keep the unwanted establishment out of the community.
  • March 8 – DCW50
    • Montgoimery County council passes urban farm tax credit bill
    • Excerpt: The Urban Agricultural Tax Credit bill passed 8-0 and will give properties that qualify up to an 80% exemption on property tax. Councilmember Tom Hucker was the bill’s main sponsor and said he hopes it encourages more people to start an urban farm.
  • March 7 – WJLA
    • Urban farm bill passes in Montgomery County
    • Excerpt: “The more we can grow healthy food close by, and reduce the food miles, the greenhouse gas footprint of bringing food from all over and the more we can create an opportunity for local students in an urban environment like Silver Spring to come right here and see where their food comes from,” said Councilman Hucker.
  • February 14 – WTOP
  • February 13 – WHAG
    • Stand-off spills into streets of Silver Spring over unionizing
    • Excerpt: “They're trying to organize a union. They've never had one,” said Tom Hucker, Montgomery County Council member. “We support their efforts to do that. If nurses vote to have a union, they should have one, and management shouldn't fight that." Nurses told WHAG they've been pulled from patients' rooms by management to discuss the ills of unionizing.”
  • February 24 – Bethesda Magazine

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