The Official Takoma Torch 2022 MoCo Candidate Questionnaire

It’s time to find out which Montgomery County candidates are best qualified to lead us. This survey will be used to determine who has earned the coveted Takoma Torch endorsement.

For the candidates: please spend a very short amount of time providing thoughtful, long-winded answers to these 10 very important questions on issues of interest to all MoCo residents. Bonus points for answering all of our questions truthfully. Don’t worry, we can tell…

  1. If the MoCo government was a dictatorship, what’s the first thing you would do as its unquestioned supreme leader?
  2. Which superhero would you hire to run MCPS and why?
  3. Mosquitos or cicadas?
  4. If Elon Musk offered 44 billion dollars to buy Montgomery County, how would you respond?
  5. Which Golden Girl are you and why?
  6. If you had to send a mixtape to your opponent(s), what songs would it include?
  7. Who would you Kiss/Marry/Kill between Bethesda, Silver Spring, and Gaithersburg?
  8. You’re watching a baseball game and the umpire blows a call that ruins the game for your team. Tear him a new one in 6 words or less.
  9. On a scale of 1 to 10, how nervous are you that this survey will be posted all over social media?
  10. If you had to earn a very important endorsement with a cheesy pick-up line, what would yours be?

Please email your survey responses to, or, if you’re feeling really bold, share or retweet this post with your responses. Good luck, candidates!!