About Evan

Evan GlassEvan Glass is President and an At-Large member of the Montgomery County Council. He is the first openly LGBTQ+ individual to serve on the Council and in this role. Now in his second term, Council President Glass is Chair of the Transportation & Environment Committee and a member of the Economic Development Committee. Council President Glass’ priorities for the coming year include addressing housing affordability, striving toward transit equity and achieving Vision Zero, addressing the climate crisis through meaningful environmental legislation and clean energy initiatives, and ensuring that Montgomery County is economically competitive.

Council President Glass has served on the Council since 2018. During that time, he spearheaded the effort to increase the size of the Council from nine to 11 members, passed legislation to close the gender pay gap, led the effort to create the COVID-19 rental assistance fund, and provided emergency funding for the nonprofit sector during the pandemic. As a former member of the Council’s Health & Human Services Committee and the lead for Homelessness and Vulnerable Committees, he has been a champion for ensuring that homelessness is rare, brief and nonrecurring in Montgomery County.

Prior to joining the Council, Council President Glass spent 12 years as a CNN journalist, where he covered the U.S. Congress, presidential campaigns and national politics. He also served as the executive director of Gandhi Brigade Youth Media, an innovative after-school youth development organization dedicated to empowering immigrant and low-income students.

Council President Glass lives in Silver Spring with his husband, Jason, and their two rescue beagles.

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Residents of Montgomery County are represented by eleven Councilmembers. Council President Glass is one of four who are elected At-Large by all county voters. The other seven members of the Council are elected by the voters of their respective council districts.

According to the U.S. Census, Montgomery County had a population of 1,054,827 persons as of July 1, 2021. The County is located adjacent to the nation's capital, Washington, D.C., and includes 497 square miles of land area.

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