Hans Riemer is running for Montgomery County Executive with a bold, progressive vision. First elected in 2010, Hans currently serves as an At-large Member of the Montgomery County Council. On the Council, he has stayed true to his values and his belief that we can have growth, a clean environment, sustainable energy and livable communities. In this way, Hans works to take the best of progressive thinking from the 20th century and reimagine it for the 21st century with its demand for equity, opportunity and solutions that work for and advance all.
His belief that communities must have job growth to succeed has guided his embrace of private sector innovation and his unwavering leadership for housing policies to support a growing, diverse workforce.
He has fought for educational opportunities, from pre-k through higher ed, to help all children achieve their potential. He has won victories for low income workers, such as raising the EITC and the minimum wage. His environmental commitment is reflected in his bold advocacy for policies to reverse climate change, including a plan to power the County with locally generated solar energy.
At home, Hans and Angela have two boys, ages 13 and 10, both MCPS students. They live in Takoma Park.
His campaign is looking to bring on a diverse field, communications, and finance staff and a talented class of interns.
If you are looking to expand your resume before midterms, find an internship for winter break, or apply early for a summer internship, this is a great way to learn how an actual campaign runs, gain the basic skills needed to be an effective political organizer and strategist, and build your professional network.
In case you are wondering what a County Executive is: it is a pretty big deal. The County Executive serves a similar role to a Mayor in a city, or a Governor in a state. Located just outside of DC, Montgomery County has over 1 million residents. And because of the structure of Maryland’s government, the Montgomery County Executive is one of the most important County Executive offices in the whole United States.