Articles that mention Deborah Vollmer
Chase Woman Threatens Teardown Lawsuit (The Gazette, Sept. 10,
2008) Deborah Vollmer has been protesting the scheduled demolition of
neighbor's house ...She said she will defend her right to enjoy her
property, as well as the tree canopy and green space in the
neighborhood. ...Vollmer is a write-in candidate this November for the
seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Christopher Van Hollen Jr. (D-Dist. 8)
Keep Her Down (The Gazette, March 28, 2008) "Indefatigable Deborah
Vollmer is not giving into defeat in the Democratic primary....
low-cost, no-nonsense campiagn.... She's committed to her anti-war
message and has no delusions about her chances, although she said
stranger things ahvehappened. Vollmer has gained on Van Hollen every
year since she first ran against him in 2002...."
Hollen Takes a Minimalist Approach (Washington Post, Feb. 8, 2008)
"Vollmer, a semi-retired lawyer, is running to the left of Van Hollen
on Iraq, saying he has a 'mixed record' on war funding. 'He can't
forget his district. People in this area want us out of Iraq now," she
said before a candidates forum this week in Largo.'"
Fields Are Primed For the Primaries: Turnout for Congressional Contests
Could Get a Boost From Presidential Races (Washington Post, Feb. 7,
2008). "Three-term incumbent Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D) faces ...
retired lawyer Deborah A. Vollmer, a board member of the Greater
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Coalition, who pledges her first action in
Congress would be to end the war in Iraq ...."
Running for 8th Congressional District: War in Iraq major issue for
Democrats, Republicans and Green candidates (Montgomery Gazette,
Jan. 30, 2008) "Deborah Vollmer said she is challenging Van Hollen
because she feels he has not used his leadership post to get U.S.
troops out of Iraq. 'We need our representatives in Congress to be
consistent and vote against all budget bills ... that have money for
Iraq,' Vollmer said Sunday at a forum in Rockville sponsored by peace
activists. Vollmer—a lawyer who worked for the United Farm Workers
union and legal aid clients in California before returning to Chevy
Chase about 10 years ago—said Van Hollen has usually voted with the
Democratic majority on the war rather than against all measures that
allow it to continue."
Hopefuls Focus on Foreign Policy: Support for war hard to find, even
among GOP candidates (Montgomery Gazette, Jan. 30, 2008) "Van
Hollen’s presence at Democrat Deborah Vollmer’s left elbow did not stop
her from going after the congressman for voting with 369 House members
on the recent budget for billions in funding for wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan. ‘Even Al Wynn voted "No,”' said Vollmer, who is running in
Soldiers on Against Van Hollen (Montgomery Sentinel, Jan. 23, 2008)
"Deborah Vollmer can take it no longer; she has
to say something. 'I've always considered myself a fairly civil
person,' she said. But in the middle of a Q&A session this past
September with Rep. Chris Van Hollen at Cedar Lane Unitarian
Universalist Church in Bethesda, Vollmer shouted out an unsolicited
question. 'Why did you vote for the Continuing Resolution Bill four
days ago, which includes $14 billion in funding for Iraq?'"
Candidates - (Washington Post, Dec. 4, 2007) Candidates in the
District 8 Democratic primary: Democratic primary: "Chris Van Hollen
(i), Deborah A. Vollmer, Lih Young."
Notebook: Back in the Race - (The Gazette, October 12, 2007)
"Deborah Vollmer says she’s running against Chris Van Hollen, one way
or another, because he has not done enough to try to end war in
This will be the Chevy Chase lawyer’s sixth foray into the race to
represent Maryland’s 8th Congressional District.
Vollmer isn’t sure if she’ll run as a Dem, an indie or a Green, but
is sure she will run, if only out of frustration with the Democratic
leadership’s and Van Hollen’s votes to continue funding for the war.
She has begun distributing fliers challenging Van Hollen’s record on
a Difference on September 12 - (Takoma Voice, Sept. 7, 2006)
"Regarding the congressional race, I'll protest vote for Deborah
Vollmer over Chris Van Hollen. She's a strong lefty and he's
a nice guy but has been somewhat disappointing. I've never gotten a
return phone call from his staff."
Issues' Are Varied in the Eighth District - (Baltimore Sun, Sept.
7, 2006) "Sometimes Deborah A. Vollmer takes her campaign out to Metro
stops; other times she knocks on doors. Sometimes, she puts on her
"Impeach Bush & Cheney" T-shirt and walks the streets of Bethesda,
striking up conversations with whoever stops to comment. Wherever she
goes, the message is the same: The war in Iraq is illegal, immoral and
shameful. She is running for Congress to bring the troops home."
and Speaking Out - (Montgomery Gazette, May 19, 2006) "Chevy Chase
lawyer Deborah Vollmer, who vied with Van Hollen in the 2002 and 2004
Democratic primaries, is in the battle again, mostly to bash Van Hollen
for votes that support — or underwrite, at least — the war in Iraq."
to the Iraq Invasion, Van Hollen Nevertheless Finds Himself With an
Antiwar Challenger - (Washington Post, May 14, 2006).
On May 14, 2006, The Washington Post's
Maryland Moment column mentions Deboprah Vollmer's candidacy in "Running
to the Left."
on Jones Bridge has mixed reaction
Gazette, Jun 24
planners threw cold water last week on a Maryland official's proposal
to build a rapid bus line along Jones Bridge Road in Chevy Chase,
describing the concept as more problematic than the Inner Purple Line
endorsed by the County Council.
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