Marc Korman, Maryland State Delegate

Marc Korman, Maryland State Delegate

“When we needed to get Metro back on track, the region came to Roger. Through his role as chairman of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Roger laid the groundwork for the regional dedicated funding stream and reform Metro desperately needs in order to return to the level of service our riders deserve.”

Caroline Taylor, Agricultural Reserve Advocate

Caroline Taylor, Agricultural Reserve Advocate

“Many talk about the importance of our County’s Agricultural Reserve. What we need is a leader who will take action. Roger has done that again and again, mobilizing opposition to a new Potomac River crossing and remaining vigilant against threats to this irreplaceable resource.”

Brian Feldman, Maryland State Senator

Brian Feldman, Maryland State Senator

“In 2011, it was a day-to-day question whether Pepco would be able to keep the lights on. Roger, using the same tenacity as when he fought Enron’s market manipulation all the way to the Supreme Court, researched other state laws and provided me with the first draft of legislation I was proud to champion, the Maryland Electricity Service Quality and Reliability Act.  Now we have reliability standards for Pepco…or Pepco faces fines. And now Pepco is getting better.  It’s no coincidence.  Roger has earned our gratitude.”

Elaine Binder, Past Chair of the Montgomery County Commission on Aging

Elaine Binder, Past Chair of the Montgomery County Commission on Aging

“No one on the Council has worked harder for seniors than Roger.  He gets how important seniors are to our county, how many we are, and what our needs are.  He knows we have transportation needs; that people prey on seniors; that seniors go hungry; and that seniors can help our young people succeed.  And he has been our champion. Every time. “

Phyllis Edelman, Neighborhood Leader

Phyllis Edelman, Neighborhood Leader

“Roger has been steadfast in fighting to protect the quality of life in our neighborhoods.  At the beginning of his tenure he tackled the issue of “McMansions.”  With input from community members, he produced a consensus bill approved by the County Council that reduced the size of new in-fill homes on small lots.  On the many master plans to come before the Council, no one has worked harder to keep tall buildings away from single family homes.  Roger has been in the forefront of keeping our streets safe for pedestrians and bicyclists, working with county and state transportation departments and our state reps in Annapolis on controlling speeding traffic. His constant monitoring of the steps taken by the County Department of Environmental Protection during the trash and recycling collection problems our communities experienced led to these issues being solved in a timely and efficient manner.  Roger is always there for our community, taking practical and realistic steps to solve any issue we face.”

Terry Lierman, Past Chair of the Maryland Democratic Party

Terry Lierman, Past Chair of the Maryland Democratic Party

“Sensible, solution oriented,  bridge builder among groups, effective, doer of deeds not just words! All words that describeRoger Berliner…”
John King (9 years of experience advocating with the County Council on schools issues)

John King (9 years of experience advocating with the County Council on schools issues)

“No one on the Council has worked harder than Roger on the issues that parents of children in our school system care about.  And that is certainly the case when it comes to addressing school overcrowding. When parents questioned how school system enrollment projections failed to predict overcrowding, Roger brought school and planning officials together to refine their process. He led the way to increase school impact taxes paid by developers and carefully considers the need for new schools and new school space while reviewing County master plans.”

John King (9 years of experience advocating with the County Council on schools issues)

Vernon Ricks, Montgomery County NAACP Officer

One of the qualities I most admire about Roger is that he looks after people who need a little help.  When, an isolated historic African American community in Potomac,  was suffering from a lack of public transportation, Roger took the lead in providing quality transit.  Now those who live there can get to work and create a better life for themselves.  When it became clear that hunger was an issue in our county, Roger took the lead in creating a strategic plan to reduce it.  Roger works for all of us …..

Darrel Drobnich, Former Chair of the Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee

Darrel Drobnich, Former Chair of the Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee

“As beloved community members continued to be killed while walking and biking on our roadways, Roger acted.  He literally led a “Take to the Streets” morning, in which the community came out in force to protest.  As a result of that morning, real improvements have been made.  Roger didn’t stop there, though.  He looked to communities on the cutting edge of traffic safety and had the County adopt a Vision Zero plan that could lead to zero traffic deaths by 2030.  Our streets are safer because of Roger.”

Andy Stern, Owner of Andy Stern's Office Furniture Inc.

Andy Stern, Owner of Andy Stern's Office Furniture Inc.

“As a former small businessman, Roger personally understands the pressures small business owners face every day and the importance of small businesses to the success of the County’s economy. He has always heavily weighed the impact to small businesses of proposed regulations, championed the Small Business Navigator and the Business Solution Group to help small businesses, and always brings a pragmatic, balanced approach to issues.”

Whitney Ellenby, Developmentally Disabled Advocate

Whitney Ellenby, Developmentally Disabled Advocate

“To me a leader is defined not just by his willingness to protect the moral majority, that’s easy, but by standing up for the less advantaged, less affluent and less privileged minority even when doing so risks his own popularity.  That’s Roger.”

Barron Oakcrum, Retired Montgomery County Citizen

Barron Oakcrum, Retired Montgomery County Citizen

“Roger has been President or Vice President of the Montgomery County Council for 5 of the last 11 years.  This more than qualifies him to be our next County Executive. He knows and understands Montgomery County. He is passionate about this County, but also realistic about the issues facing the County. He knows what needs fixing in the County and I am sure that he will promptly address those issues. But he does not have an ego problem where he feels like he needs to put his stamp on everything. He may try to improve some things but he will not try to fix what is not broken. Roger is my candidate of choice to be the next Montgomery County Executive!”

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