Regina “Reggie” Oldak

Council District 1


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Biography

Employment and Community Leadership

  • Senior Counsel and Director of Government Relations, National Women’s Law Center, 2008-16
  • Board Member, Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (MD) (current)
  • Vice President, Montgomery Women (current)
  • Board Member, Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, including three years as Chair
  • Board Member, Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington Action Fund, including two years as Chair
  • Commissioner, Montgomery County Commission for Women, including two years as President
  • Steering Committee Member, Maryland Women’s Coalition for Health Care Reform (now Consumer Health First)
  • Board Member, Maryland Legislative Agenda for Women (MLAW)
  • Chief of Staff, Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner, 2006-08
  • Chair, 2006 Montgomery County Women’s Legislative Briefing; panelist at later Briefings
  • Founder, Maryland Coalition for Emergency Contraception, 2006
  • Legislative Aide, Maryland State Senator Sharon Grosfeld, 2004-06
  • Private law practice with focus on taxation of nonprofit organizations, 2003-06
  • Attorney/Manager, IRS Office of Chief Counsel, 1984-2001

Education

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center

B.A., Smith College



Q&A

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: Inequality. Our budget must invest in our priorities and protect our residents. We can’t continue on this road of the haves and have nots.

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

A: Affordable, high quality early care and education. It’s central to the economic security of women and families and to our economic health.

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

A: Through ROI – the potential is threefold: decreased costs to government and increased educational achievement and productivity in adulthood.


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