Saturday, August 22, 2015

New Team Rockville slate for Mayor and Council forming?

Having a formal slate of candidates is one Rockville electoral tradition that doesn't seem threatened with extinction anytime soon. Just when it seemed that 2013's Team Rockville slate was history, the 2015 contest is threatening to get interesting again.

Thursday's announcement by former Rockville City Councilman Mark Pierzchala that he is seeking a return to his old seat was followed Friday by a cryptic Facebook post from a former Team Rockville teammate. Incumbent councilmember Virginia Onley hinted at a big announcement she plans to make "about the upcoming Mayor and Council elections" Monday evening.

The interesting part? Her announcement will be at the same time and place as Pierzchala's previously-scheduled campaign kickoff event.


  1. Pierzchala’s slate will consist of himself, Virginia Onley, Julie Palakovich Carr, Clark Reed and Sima Osdoby, who will be the sacrificial mayoral candidate. If elected, these “candidates” will finish the job of the APFO by abolishing it and make Rockville unrecognizable within the next ten years. Maybe Pierzchala can call his new slate “Scheme Rockville.”

  2. If you want to live an a rural or small town area move to Fredrick County. The next generation wants a walkable more urban environment with access to public transportation, entertainment and shopping. The type of smart growth advocated by Team Rockville is better for the environment and builds community through the use of communal space like the town square. Welcome to the 21 century my friend.