I'm Steve Solomon and I'm running for Montgomery County Council - District 6. I am a lifelong resident of Montgomery County. My parents were immigrants who fled Europe in the 1940s. They came to Montgomery County in the 1960s and never left. Both spent their careers working for the federal government. My father at the FDA working in food safety and my mother at the VA fighting for benefits for injured military service members. I've lived and worked in Rockville, Silver Spring, Bethesda, Wheaton, and Olney.
I'm not a politician. I'm just an average middle class guy who wants to help the community he's been a part of his whole life.
My career thus far has been in radio and podcasting. After graduating from the University of Maryland with a degree in Economics, I was able to follow my dream of working in radio. I've spent the past 21 years as a producer and host in talk radio. If you've ever listened to Solly (the name most people know me as on the radio) you'll know that I tell it like it is and pull no punches.
I've had various jobs in school and before radio: carpenter, ticket office worker, library, lawn mowing.
Over the last several years, I've gotten more involved in Montgomery County issues – volunteering for boards, committees, nonprofits, and political campaigns. I even spent over a year co-hosting a weekly podcast all about things that are happening in Montgomery County.
Why am I running for Montgomery County Council?
Like most people, I used to not understand "government". It's mystical and foreign to many of us. What do they do? How do they get things done? On a local level, government is different. The County Council decides how our $6 billion annual budget is spent. It decides how much money is allocated to schools, libraries, police, etc. This is a very important job and one that I feel needs people with common sense who have the best in mind for all people of Montgomery County.