Raising the Minimum Wage Can Help Students

At the County Council hearing on tuesday, Sept 26th, I testified in support of raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. I believe that raising the minimum wage is not only a moral obligation, and economic obligation, but also an obligation to your students. My full testimony is below:

Montgomery County Council Public Hearing on Bill 28-17
County Minimum Wage – Amount – Annual Adjustment

Testimony by: William Cook
Sep. 26, 2017

Hi, My name is Bill Cook. I’ve lived in montgomery county for over 20 years. I’m …

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My Thoughts on the Purple Line

Although I believe that the positives of the Purple Line will outweigh the negatives, the transit line comes at a high cost. And many residents, including myself, are frustrated.

As I have been knocking on doors in Bethesda and Chevy Chase over the past several weeks, residents have been sharing their thoughts with me about the Purple Line project.

Many people are opposed to the purple line and even the proponents here have serious concerns. They are concerned that the project will destroy what is now a …

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Birthday Party Fundraiser Announced

Birthday Party Fundraiser Announced

Join Bill Cook to celebrate his 40th birthday and raise funds for his campaign for Montgomery County Council, District 1. The big event will take place on Saturday, August 26 at 3 PM – 6 PM at Caddies (4922 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, Maryland 20814).

Your suggested donation of $20 will include special food and drink prices as well as a special live performance from one of the most talented local bands around, The Fishermen Band. You can learn more about the band at http://www.thefishermenband.com/

You can purchase ‘tickets’ using …

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Our Campaign Has Officially Kicked-Off

Bill Cook’s campaign officially kicked off on July 16th, 2017. The event took place at the Elm Street Park in Bethesda. Bill spoke about the importance of our parks and public spaces, reforming development decisions, supporting teachers, working families and strengthening our local economy. Big thanks to the dozens of neighbors and friends who turned out to meet the candidate and enjoy some Moorenko’s ice cream.

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Press Release: Local Activist, Bill Cook, To Take On Establishment in District 1 Council Race

Press Release: Local Activist, Bill Cook, To Take On Establishment in District 1 Council Race

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Montgomery County — Local activist and business owner, Bill Cook, is pleased to announce he is running for the District 1 seat on the County Council. “Montgomery County needs leaders with solutions and integrity,” he said. “I look forward to being an independent voice on the council who will represent the residents of our county, not the corporations or special interests. That’s why my campaign only accepts money from individuals — actual people.”

Cook’s campaign is focused on reforming land-use decisions that he says, …

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Bethesda Development Plan Doesn’t Offer What the Residents Want

Bethesda Development Plan Doesn’t Offer What the Residents Want

Like many Bethesda area residents, I share the frustration described in this article (no relation to the author). The development plans in Bethesda, Westbard, and elsewhere offer little more than taller buildings and more traffic. We need land use decisions that provide what the residents actually want: more parks, public spaces; development plans that reflect the personality, and diversity of our community.

From the article: “We are told the Montgomery County Planning Board has a “Master Plan.” As best as I can tell, the Master Plan is …

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