Maryland Legislative Branch and Bethesda

A few weeks ago an avid Bethesda Actually reader noted that one of our local representatives was conducting a phone town hall meeting to discuss a couple of topical matters. It got me thinking that (1) this was a fine idea (2) we really should know more about our local representatives. I think we can all agree that being informed and engaged with our local reps is a good way to ensure that our community grows stronger in the months and years ahead.

So, here at Bethesda Actually we are going to start digging into matters of local representation and trying to begin a dialogue with some of the folks working on our behalf. Now, don’t worry if you are not familiar with local government — prior to writing this article I would not be able to name all of our representatives and I suspect that I am not alone!

But if you are interested in this topic consider this a brief introduction and the start of a longer conversation:

As some of you may know the Maryland legislative branch (the General Assembly)  is split into a 47 member Senate and a 141 member House of Delegates. Here in Bethesda we are represented by one State Senator — Brian Frosh — and three House Delegates — Bill Bronrott, Susan C Lee and Bill Frick.

I’m going to start digging into their records a bit and bring some of the key findings to the community. I’ll also start working on securing interviews with these reps. Any thoughts as to which one I should reach out to first?

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