GCAAR Announces 2022 Primary Election Endorsements

Local REALTOR® association endorses David Blair (D), Reardon Sullivan (R) for Montgomery County executive in Democratic, Republican primaries

The Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS® (GCAAR) has endorsed David Blair (D) and Reardon Sullivan (R) for Montgomery County Executive, as well as 11 candidates who are running in the July 19 primary to serve on the Montgomery County Council. The selected County Council candidates are:

  • Andrew Friedson (D), District 1
  • Marilyn Balcombe (D), District 2
  • Sidney Katz (D), District 3
  • Amy Ginsburg (D), District 4
  • Brian Anleu (D), District 5
  • Natali Fani-Gonzalez (D), District 6
  • Dawn Luedtke (D), District 7
  • Gabe Albornoz (D), At-Large
  • Evan Glass (D), At-Large
  • Scott Goldberg (D), At-Large
  • Tom Hucker (D), At-Large

During the past four months, GCAAR’s Political and Campaign Affairs Committee (PCAC) researched the 60 candidates vying to serve the Montgomery County community and met with 33 to determine its final selections based on their shared vision for the future with GCAAR.

Given none of the Republican primary races for the Montgomery County Council are contested, GCAAR’s PCAC will not be endorsing in those races; however, the Committee will re-evaluate general election endorsements after the July 19 primary election.

Around the country, we’re facing rising inequity in housing – and Montgomery County is no different. Numerous reports have shown that, without a precipitous increase in production and preservation, the problem is expected to get worse.

As the Council expands to 11 seats (7 District, 4 At-Large), Montgomery County residents will get to choose the candidates that directly reflect their communities’ interests and ideals. Coupled with the seats that are opening due to term limits, residents will have the opportunity to build a robust foundation on which to build the county’s future.

Additional details about each candidate can be found on GCAAR’s website.


The Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS®, one of the largest local REALTOR® associations in the U.S., is the voice for REALTORS® in Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County, Maryland. Representing more than 11,000 real estate professionals in the greater capital area, GCAAR provides services vital to its members’ daily business needs and works with lawmakers to ensure public policy that encourages homeownership and supports the real estate industry. For more information, visit www.GCAAR.com.