Here is what you need to know about candidates running for county executive, County Council, school board and other Montgomery County offices and also seats representing the county in the Maryland General Assembly and Congress.

Bethesda Beat’s 2018 Primary Voters’ Guide includes information about more than 200 candidates running for Republican and Democratic nominations and in nonpartisan races in the June 26 primary. Candidates whose names will appear on the primary ballots were included, even if they are uncontested.

Candidates are listed in alphabetical order, grouped by political party. In addition to providing biographical information, candidates answered questions about what they think are important issues in each race and why they are qualified for the position they are seeking.

“Providing information to voters for an election is one of the most important functions of a news organization,” said editor Andrew Schotz, who produced the guide for Bethesda Beat and Bethesda Magazine. “We went to great lengths to reach and remind candidates as much as possible, so we could have the most complete, extensive and accurate information possible.”

The guide will be updated after the primary to reflect all candidates running in the Nov. 6 general election.

Early primary voting begins June 14 and runs through June 21 at 11 locations in the county.