Sidney Katz

Council District 3




  • Planning Commission City of Gaithersburg
  • City of Gaithersburg Council (1978-1998)
  • Mayor of Gaithersburg (1998-2014)
  • Montgomery County Council – District 3 (2014 to present)
  • Owner, Wolfson’s Department Store (former)



  • Gaithersburg High School
  • Montgomery College
  • University of Maryland (B.S in Business and Public Administration)


Find out what the County Council Candidates Think About the 9% Property Tax Hike »

Q: Describe yourself on the political spectrum (i.e., fiscal conservative/social liberal, libertarian, social moderate/fiscal liberal).

A: Democrat

Q: What is the biggest challenge facing Montgomery County today?

A: I am concerned about debt, which prevents us from making investments. I’ve been working to bend the cost curve to better control our debt.

Q: What is the one thing – project or program – that you want to achieve?

A: Education is my top priority. I’ve been meeting with stakeholders to see how the County Council can expand career education opportunities.

Q: How will you pay for your project/program?

A: Discussions with all involved parties (MCPS, Montgomery College, MCCC, MCEDC, and other nonprofit and community partners) are ongoing.

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