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Dr. Val Arkoosh and Ken Lawrence, Jr. are the Chair and Vice Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners. Val has served as a commissioner since 2015 and Ken has served since 2017. As your commissioners they have passed a parental leave policy for eligible county employees, are instituting a new voter system with voter-marked paper ballots, prioritized open space and farmland preservation, reduced homelessness in the county by 47% since 2014, and are making critical investments in county infrastructure that benefit the entire region – including roads, bridges and trails. And, they’ve done all that while restoring the County’s fiscal health, earning the highest bond rating from Moody’s Investor Services last year. Val and Ken are running as a team in 2019 to continue to deliver for the people of Montgomery County.