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Our Team

In order to provide year-round constituent services and promote accountability in government, each Council-member is provided with staff to aid in carrying out the duties of the office. Our team members are ready to assist you with service requests and to hear your input on key issues.


Ken Silverman is Councilmember Riemer's Chief of Staff. Ken grew up in Montgomery County and is a graduate of Walt Whitman High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from Skidmore College and JD from William & Mary Law School.

Adam Pagnucco is Hans’s Senior Legislative Aide and handles transportation and budget issues. Adam was born in Kingston, NY, graduated from Cornell University and spent sixteen years working as a researcher in the labor movement. From 2007 through 2010, he was a contributor to Maryland Politics Watch blog. Adam is a Silver Spring resident and was named the 2007 Mid-County Citizen of the Year. He lives in Wheaton, Maryland and has one child.

Tommy Heyboer is Councilmember Riemer's Legislative Aide and Deputy Chief of Staff. He handles transportation, energy, environmental, and open government/technology issues. Before coming to work for Councilmember Riemer, Tommy interned on Capitol Hill and worked with a market research firm in Arlington, VA. He received his MA in International Relations from University of Chicago and his BA in Political Science and Spanish from Calvin College.

Javiera Alarcon is a lifelong Montgomery County resident. Javiera received her MA in International Relations and BA in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland, where she previously worked as an Assistant Director for the College Park Scholars International Studies Program. She’s currently the Treasurer at Montgomery County Young Democrats. At Councilmember Riemer’s office, her official responsibilities include community outreach and policy research. She can be found on Twitter at @Javiera_Alarcon.