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Duchy Trachtenberg (D)

Duchy Trachtenberg

Office Sought: Montgomery County Council, At Large
Age: 52
Residence: North Bethesda.
Education: BA, English, New York University; MA, social work, University of Maryland.
Occupation: Social worker, specialty in adolescent addiction.
Web site: http://www.voteduchy.org
E-mail address: duchy@voteduchy.org

Elected offices/civic activities:

President, Maryland National Organization for Women; Mid-Atlantic regional director, National Organization for Women; past section chair, governing councilor, American Public Health Association; past vice chair, Montgomery County Council Advisory Committe

Why should voters elect you?

"Twenty-year record of successful advocacy on health issues, women's rights and progressive values; all major endorsements including teachers' union; no contributions from development industry."

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"Rapid growth and its effect on services, specifically health services, transportation and education. Focus on common-sense development based on infrastructure and need. Balanced approach recognizing the need for transparent planning process, accountability and expanded affordable housing. Particular interest in the reform of our public health system, specifically mental health services. Bring a unique skill set as health professional, public health advocate and parent of mental health consumer. Additionally, County Council must act according to the multilayered challenges of our diverse community; school system; public transportation, including the Inner Purple Line; and protection of the environment."

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