County Councilmember / Montgomery County, MD
Hans Riemer was elected to an at-large seat on the Montgomery County Council in 2010, where he represents nearly a million residents. Coming into public office during difficult economic times, Hans has worked with his colleagues to address some of the toughest challenges that local governments face: setting the county on the path to fiscal sustainability, boosting economic development, funding education and transportation, and advocating for the county before the state.
An innovator in political engagement, Hans served as National Youth Vote Director for Obama for America, and in the 2004-2006 elections, Hans served as political director for Rock the Vote. A leader on Social Security, Hans also played a key role in stopping President Bush on privatization and served as a senior advisor at AARP.
Hans Riemer’s Ideas
Problem The current absence of a high-speed, ultra-secure, and interconnected network prevents Montgomery County from reaching its economic growth potential by investing in a vibrant life sciences community. Solution County Councilmember Riemer has proposed that the county government help facilitate the creation of a high-speed, secure, and interconnected fiber network […]
Infrastructure | Hans Riemer | County Councilmember | Montgomery County, MD
Problem Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft have changed for-hire transportation forever. Taxis are still required to serve vulnerable populations that TNCs may not, but Uber and Lyft are attracting the most profitable rides. Taxi companies, drivers, and regulators across the world are seeking to improve taxi service […]
Jobs and Entrepreneurship | Hans Riemer | County Councilmember | Montgomery County, MD
Problem The average cost for quality Pre-K programming is $14,000 annually in Montgomery County, while a family of 2 at the federal poverty line makes $16,000. Head Start Pre-K programs are available for families up to 100% of the federal poverty line, but federal funding only provides a 2.5-hour half […]
Education | Hans Riemer | County Councilmember | Montgomery County, MD