On May the 4th (#StarWarsDay), Opel Jones (candidate for Howard County Council – District 2) held a pre Cinco De Mayo / birthday / fundraising event at Nottingham’s in Columbia, Maryland. Here is a recap from Opel Jones personal Facebook page:
Thank you so much for all who came out to help me bring in the Big 4-0 at my first fundraiser!
To my wife, Shaundra, thank you for your wisdom, patience, and encouragement 😃.
To my brother Evan Jones, my Treasurer, and all around Jack of All Trades, thank you for all your help tonight.
Thank you to all the elected officials who stopped by; Sen. Guy Guzzone, Del. Vanessa Atterbeary, Del. Clarence Lam, Del. Eric Ebersole, Councilman Jon Jonathan Weinstein, Councilman Calvin Ball, and Register of Wills Byron Macfarlane!
To my fellow Central Committee members, Candace Dodson Reed, Bob Ford, Richard Jr. Gibson, Ethel B Hill, Patti Medinger, and Deanna Peel, thank you for coming out. A special shout out to the President of the Western Howard County/Ellicott City Democratic Club, Daniel Medinger!
To all my frat brothers, E.B. Barrett, Willie Flowers, John Taylor, William C. Watson III, Chuck Stokes, Renfred Mcgriff, and Dennis G Kemp Sr, thank you for hanging out for awhile!
To Kenda Kittrell Chavis and Edward Chavis, thank you for fighting traffic and surprising us! To my man RevdrDustin Brotherson, my fellow High Point Eagle, thanks for being there tonight. To Kimberly Turner, please give my best to the fam, and thank you for coming!
To Scott Ewart and Dhaval Shah, thanks for lending me your spot for a couple of hours, lol! And thank you to the management and staff at Nottingham’s in Columbia!
If I failed to mention you or tag you, please charge it to my head and not my heart. 2018, let’s go!!!
It was a well attended event and a fun evening was had by all.
We also now have another candidate running for County Council District 2 – John Liao.
I don’t have much info about John Liao yet. The only thing I could find online was a mention in a Baltimore Sun article concerning CB9: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/columbia/ph-ho-cf-sanctuary-county-hearing-day-two-20170131-story.html. Hopefully I will get additional information in the future.
I am hearing a lot of names considering running for office in 2018 and we may see some interesting announcements over the next 60 days. Stay tuned…I will do my best to keep everyone informed.