May 28, 2014
In District 1, Roger Berliner, who is seeking a third term, is vastly superior to Duchy Trachtenberg. Mr. Berliner, an environmental lawyer, is respected on the council for his command of environmental issues and superb constituent service. By contrast, Ms. Trachtenberg, who lost her at-large seat in the election four years ago, was widely regarded as disorganized, unfocused, polarizing and inattentive to constituents.
Jun 9, 2014
Roger Berliner’s new TV ad lets the Washington Post editorial board do the talking when it comes to criticizing opponent Duchy Trachtenberg. The 30-second spot will start airing on Montgomery County cable systems on Tuesday morning through the June 24 election day, said Berliner campaign strategist Andrew Feldman. The two-week ad buy focuses heavily on the recent Washington Post endorsement of the two-term incumbent Berliner against Trachtenberg, the former at-large member of Council and Berliner ally.
Jun 30, 2014
In Bethesda/ Chevy Chase’s District 1 incumbent Roger Berliner sailed to victory beating challenger and former at-large Council member Duchy Trachtenberg by more than 50 points. “It’s a deeply gratifying and satisfying victory,” Berliner said late Tuesday night. “I think District 1 voters expect results and I think District 1 voters respect a positive campaign and a positive spirit. “I feel the results affirm all of that.” Trachtenberg surprised Berliner by entering the race hours before the candidate registration deadline. But rather than go into frantic campaign mode, Berliner spent the months before the election guiding a series of environmental bills through the Council.
May 23, 2014
Former Councilmember Duchy Trachtenberg often has spoken of her effort to build a “campaign coalition” of business and labor since announcing in late February that she would challenge Councilmember Roger Berliner in Bethesda/Potomac-based District 1. That effort showed some cracks this week, as prominent county developer Bruce Lee said he had dropped his previous support for Trachtenberg’s campaign. “I made a mistake supporting Duchy,” Lee said in an interview. Lee, president of the Silver Spring-based Lee Development Group, charged he had been “blindsided by unions coming out and endorsing her at the fundraiser we had” for Trachtenberg last month at the Congressional Country Club.
May 7, 2014
WASHINGTON -- With Pepco in the midst of being sold for nearly $7 billion, one Montgomery County Council member sees the potential deal as an opportunity. Council member Roger Berliner says that "to the Pepco customer like myself who has suffered all these years from poor service, this sale has the potential to create a better system for our residents."