A County

Jill Ortman-Fouse is running to represent you on the County Council, At-Large.


Every child is an individual full of promise. Universal Pre-K access,
wrap around supports, and career pathways will unlock that promise for even more of our children

Clean Air & Water

It’s our obligation to create a more sustainable county.  From creating parks to increasing solar usage, and everything in between, we can do more.

Economic Opportunity

We must educate a highly qualified workforce and provide optimal conditions to attract and retain high wage employers and support small businesses


Affordable and reliable transportation is critical to quality of life and a thriving economy. From the Bicycle Master Plan to dedicated Metro funding, we must support enhanced connectivity.

Affordable Housing

Through partnerships with banking institutions, tax credits, higher paying jobs, and credit assistance, we can find ways to make home ownership and stable housing accessible to all


Since she was elected to the Board of Education in 2014, Jill has worked hard to strengthen educational opportunities for all of our kids. As an At-Large member, she’s pushed for improved social/emotional supports, early childhood education, and increased transparency. In 2016, Jill oversaw the school system’s first reduction in class size in years.


Strategic Planning Committee



Policy Management Committee


“Jill is an incredibly passionate and creative problem solver. Her many years of experience as an advocate, driving important (and sometimes difficult) conversations, and accessibility will be amazingly valuable on the County Council.”

Delegate Arianna Kelly (District 16)

President, Maryland Women's Caucus

“Jill Ortman-Fouse has worked tirelessly to address the needs MCPS students of every race, religion, or socioeconomic group.”

Byron Johns

Chair, NAACP Parent's Council

“Because we are aware of her passion for equity in Montgomery County and for the achievement of all students, BlackCAP an organization is happy to support Jill Ortman-Fouse and her run to the County Council.”


Organization, Montgomery Blair HS

“Jill has been a passionate advocate for kids and families on the school board, and I think she would be a fantastic addition to the County Council.”

Delegate Eric Luedtke (District 14)

Chair, Education Subcomittee

“Jill will bring an unparalleled amount of energy and a deep passion for bettering the lives of all children and families across our county to the council.”

Tom Hucker

Councilmember, District 5

“Jill Ortman-Fouse is a tremendous member of the Board of Education – energetic, open-minded, and a tireless advocate for our children. She will make a great addition to our County Council.”

Hon. Neil Harris

Councilman, Gaithersburg City