Sharif Hidayat is a Democratic candidate for Montgomery County Council in District 7, to represent the residents of Montgomery Village, Olney, Derwood, Damascus, Laytonsville, Ashton, and Sandy Spring. Sharif has served as a Montgomery County Police Officer, and as the department’s community service officer keeping congregations in houses of worship of all faiths safe.
Sharif has worked with communities of every race, every nationality, every religion, and every neighborhood to solve quality of life issues. In his life, he has helped resolve problems as simple as a parking complaint, to those as extreme as a hate crime investigation. He believes that government works best when communities work together to solve problems.
Sharif will take those values to the Montgomery County Council, and highlight critical needs like public safety, protecting the ag reserve, and supporting local businesses.