About Hans

Hans Riemer, first elected to the County Council in 2010, represents one million Montgomery County residents as an At-Large Member.

Hans has dedicated his public service career to creating opportunity for all people to achieve their potential. As a Councilmember, he works towards this vision by advocating to fund public education and public transportation, early childhood programs, libraries, recreation, human services, housing and economic development.

A dedicated environmentalist, Hans works hard to strengthen Montgomery County’s superb rural, suburban and urban areas by placing walkability, public transportation and sustainability at the center of our planning goals.

Hans entered public office during difficult economic times, and he has worked with his colleagues to address some of the toughest challenges that local governments face. While restoring fiscal health to the county budget and advocating on behalf of Montgomery County before state policymakers, Hans has demonstrated balance, creativity, and leadership.

Before serving on the County Council, Hans established a record as an innovator in political engagement. He served as National Youth Vote Director for the historic Obama for America campaign in 2007, and previously as political director for Rock the Vote, where he helped register nearly a million voters. Hans also served as a senior advisor at AARP and, since his earliest work in Washington, has been a national leader on protecting Social Security from Republican efforts to privatize the program.

Hans is the Chair of the Planning, Housing, and Economic Development (PHED) Committee and also serves on the Transportation & Environment (T&E) Committee.

Hans and his wife Angela have two young boys. They are members of the MCCPTA.