The Deborah A. Vollmer Web Site


Deborah A. Vollmer

Now that the Election is over---Moving Forward

First, let me congratulate the winners of the Town Council election: Barney Rush, Kirk Renaud, Wicca Davidson.   Thank you to everyone, who voted in the election.

Let me also extend special thanks to those of you who voted for me to be on the Town Council of the Town of Chevy Chase.

There is always a temptation after an election, to try to analyze the results.  I wonít take much space doing that here.  I will note that I was a little late entering the race, and by choice I only spent about twenty five dollars on the campaign, most of that on copying costs. I realize now that I should have spent more of my time knocking on doors. 


I also know that my stance on the issue of the Purple Line may have come over as divisive to some.  But on hindsight, I would not have handled that differently.  I understand the position of those in our Town, who see the Purple Line as a means of addressing economic injustice.  I just donít see it that way.  I see this as a project that will benefit real estate developers, more than it will help low-income workers getting to their jobs.  I see the project as hurting low income people, because affordable housing and small businesses along the route will be sacrificed to make way for unaffordable condos and high-rises.  And the additional cost of losing a popular hiker biker Trail lined with trees creating habitat for migratory birds, is incalculable.

Going forward, I hope that the Town Council will address the Purple Line issue by holding the powers that be to the letter of the law with respect the projectís impact on our environment.  I think it is time to take a more assertive stance, in protecting our residents from environmental harm.  The Town also needs to do more to reach out, and work with, other communities affected by the Purple Line.

I also call on the new Council to address some other development issues that affect us.  Many of our residents enjoy shopping at the Farm Womenís Market, and the neighboring small businesses. The Town should survey our residents as to what should happen with the parking lots behind the Farm Womenís Market and the Tudor Shops, get more involved proactively, and consider how we might spend some of our financial resources to do what we can to keep some of the surface level parking, and also create a park. I hope the Council will also take the initiative to ask the Historic Preservation Commission to give historic preservation to the Tudor shops, those low-profile buildings that, historically, have housed small businesses that have served our community for generations.

Just a few thoughts, looking forward. 


Deborah Vollmer
Deborah A. Vollmer
7202 44th Street

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Information About Deborah Vollmer's Previous Campaigns

To read Debbie's statement announcing her 2018 campaign for Town Council of the Town of Chevy Chase, click here.

To read a more detailed campaign statement of Deborahís background, experience, and positions on Town issues in the 2018 Town Council of Town of Chevy Chase campaign, click here.

To read Debbie's statement closing her 2014 Town Council of the Town of Chevy Chase campaign, click here

Positions on Issues (Previous Campaigns) in 2014 Campaign

Candidate's Statement (brief biography and issue summary)
Mitigating Adverse Effects of New Construction

Opposition to Purple Line
Moratorium on Building and Revisions to Building Code

Holding the Town Manager More Accountable
Restricting Pesticide Use in Our Town

Flyer: Summary of Campaign Issues (Previous Campaigns) (for a PRINTABLE copy, click here)
Various Issues (previous Campaigns) (long)
Candidateís Statement in Town Crier
Other Issues (previous Campaigns) in Chevy Chase Elections (Letter to Gazette)

Click here to read Deborah's position paper for the town council race in the previous campaign.
Click here to read previous messages from Deborah.

Click here to read Deborah's position paper for the previous town council race.
Click here to read previous messages from Deborah.

A Message to Supporters
Deborah Vollmer's Positions (Previous Campaigns) in the previous Town Council Race
Upcoming Forums and Events
Welcome to the Site
Biography of Deborah Vollmer
Index to Site
Articles that Mention Deborah Vollmer
Letters to the Editor
Out of Iraq Flyer (printable pdf file [click here to download pdf reader])
Letter to Voters Flyer (printable pdf file [click here to download pdf reader])
Press Releases & Announcements

Previous campaign for Congress, Maryland CD-8


Index To Web Site:

  • Previous Campaign for U.S. Congress
  • A Message to Supporters
  • Deborah Vollmer's Positions (Previous Campaigns) in Previous Town Council Race
  • Forums and Events
  • Welcome to the Site
  • Articles that Mention Deborah
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Biography
  • A 2002 Message To Vollmer For Congress Supporters
  • A Message On Tolerance
  • On the War on Terrorism
  • Issues (Previous Campaigns) At A Glance
  • Universal Health Care
  • Abolish The Death Penalty
  • Schmootsie Says. . .(Comments on Campaign Finance Reform)
  • - - - The Case for the Public Financing of Campaigns
  • - - - A Letter About Franking Privileges
  • The Frog's Page (Earth's Fragile Environment)
  • Save the Trail
  • On Women's Clothing in General & Pockets in Particular
  • Archives (Material from Previous Campaigns)
  • The Artist's Corner
  • LINKS That Help Us Focus Our Lives
  • Click Here To Write To Deborah

  • Or contact her:
    * by phone: (301) 652-5762
    * by mail: 7202 44th St., Chevy Chase, MD 20815

    Dear Friends,

    For those of you who are visiting for the first time, here's a little history. I started this web site during the primary election campaign in the year 2000, when I was a Democratic candidate in the primary for Maryland's Eighth Congressional District. (I had run previously for the same seat in 1998, but had no website at that time.) We ran a very low-budget campaign based on issues of importance to the voters, including, but not limited to: universal health care, Clean Money campaign reform, protection of the environment, and civil rights and civil liberties for all - - and I came in second in that race, in a field of five.

    Not one to give up easily, I also ran in the Democrat Primaries in 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2008, always running low-budget, issue-oriented campaigns.  I then ran for a seat on the Chevy Chase Town Council. For a detailed discussion of my reasons for running in that election cycle see my message to the residents the town of Chevy Chase on this website.

    Thank you.


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  • Photos of Deborah at the NOW March
  • Photos from the Health Care Rally

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