|Member of the Montgomery County Council
December 6, 2010
|Preceded by||Duchy Trachtenberg|
September 5, 1972 |
Oakland, California, United States
|Spouse(s)||Angela Walker Riemer (2002-present)|
|Residence||Silver Spring, Maryland|
|Alma mater||University of California, Santa Cruz (B.A., 1995)|
Hans Riemer (born September 5, 1972) is an American politician and progressive political activist.
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Mr. Riemer sits on the Action Committee for Transit and the Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board Neighborhoods Committee. In 2006, Riemer ran for elected office for the first time as a member of the Montgomery County County Council for District 5 and was defeated by Valerie Ervin (D-Silver Spring) by 62% to 38%.
Hans Riemer was also the Washington Director of Rock the Vote. In September, 2003, Hans was named the "Newsmaker of the Week" by The Capital Gang on CNN for his work with Rock the Vote. From 2001 to 2003, he was a senior policy analyst at the Institute for America's Future, actively involved in the Social Security Information Project. Before that, he founded the 2030 Center in 1996, and served as its director until 2001. In 2007 he joined Barack Obama's presidential campaign as its National Youth Vote Director, a position that he held until March 2008.
On February 20, 2010, Hans Riemer declared his candidacy for County Council (At-Large), before a crowd of hundreds, intending to run a "people-powered" grassroots campaign. He faced several Democratic challengers, as well as the then-incumbent members of the Council, in the September Primary, and was elected to office in the November 2, 2010 election.
On Monday, December 6, 2010, Hans Riemer took his oath of office along with the other elections victors, and declared "I feel like I've got my feet firmly planted".
- Supports the Purple Line being constructed
- Supports revitalization of town centers, such as that of Downtown Silver Spring, Wheaton, and Long Branch
- Supports small businesses
- Gems Election Results
- Marimow, Ann E. (January 11, 2007). "Choice for Economic Development Post Left a Trail -- in The Post". The Washington Post.
- The Machinery of Hope : Rolling Stone[dead link]
- "Leggett, council take office in low-key ceremony". Gazette.net. 2010-12-06. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
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