Silver Spring community activist Evan Glass is considering a run for the Montgomery County Council in District 5, which would pit him against incumbent Valerie Ervin (D) of Silver Spring.
Glass announced last week he would start a listening tour to learn about the concerns of residents in the district, which includes Silver Spring, Takoma Park and Burtonsville.
Glass declined to answer questions Thursday, saying he was not officially a candidate, but released a statement announcing his plans to consider a run.
“Councilmember Ervin and I have a good relationship, working together over the years for the benefit of the greater Silver Spring-Takoma Park community,” the statement read.
In June, Glass formed the Friends of Evan Glass candidate committee and authorized it to raise and spend campaign funds for his candidacy, according to state campaign records. Doing so does not constitute filing as a candidate.
According to his website, Glass formed the South Silver Spring Neighborhood Association and served as its president for six years and helped organize the initial South Silver Spring Street Fest in 2007.
Glass also serves on the Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board, the Indian Spring Citizens Association, Conservation Montgomery, Equality Maryland, the Montgomery Housing Partnership and the Presidents’ Council of the Silver Spring Civic Associations.
Ervin, who is serving her second term, has raised the possibility of a run for county executive in 2014 and said she would announce her decision on which office to run for in the coming weeks.