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17-Year-Old Hopes Voters Elect Him To Rockville City Council

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In Rockville, 11 people are running for four spots on the city council, including 17-year-old Waleed Ovase, pictured in center.
Matt Bush
In Rockville, 11 people are running for four spots on the city council, including 17-year-old Waleed Ovase, pictured in center.

Election Day is less than two weeks off and locally, nearly all of the attention has been on the governor's race in Virginia. But across the river in Maryland's Montgomery County, cities such as Rockville, Gaithersburg, and Takoma Park that have their own governments will be electing mayors and city council members.

In Rockville, 11 people are running for four spots on the city council. Matt Bush met with Waleed Ovase, a candidate who has to face a question the others don't.

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