East County Deserves a Seat on the Montgomery County Council
Voters’ decision last November to add two district seats on the Montgomery County Council will completely change how the county is governed and how services are delivered to key parts of the county. East County — which includes Burtonsville, Calverton, Colesville, Fairland, Hillandale, and White Oak — would benefit greatly from its own council district. With over 118,000 residents, East County accounts for 11% of the total county population. According to CountyStat, East County is one of the most diverse regions of the county: 20% Black, 20% Hispanic, and 16% Asian.