First Republican in 2018 MoCo elections earns matching campaign funds

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Montgomery County Council District 2 candidate Ed Amatetti is the first Republican among seven approved candidates to earn matching public campaign funds in the 2018 Montgomery County elections.

Amatetti will receive $37,190 in matching funds this week from the State Board of Elections, election board spokesman Jared DeMarinis said.

Amatetti received 173 contributions to qualify for matching funds, averaging $65 per donation.

Glynis Kazanjian reports on Montgomery County races.

To date, the state election board, which manages the Montgomery County program, has disbursed $850,000 in matching public campaign funds from an $11 million fund appropriated by the council.

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