Andres Friedson, Democratic Primary winner District 1, spoke about challenges in Montgomery County.

7-24-18  Andrew Friedson, Democratic Primary winner in District 1, spoke last week.  He will focus on fiscal & economic policy in government.  Montgomery County faces several challenges: aging of population, defining wages, and replacement of good jobs with lesser jobs. MoCo is facing pressure on its $5.6 billion budget for 1.1 million people, of which 250,000 live in District 1.  Average growth rate has dropped in half in comparing 1998-2008 and 2008-2018. We need “Outcome based” metrics to measure success in government functions.