In case you missed the “Special Announcement” from Allan Kittleman yesterday, he officially announced his bid for reelection in 2018 as Howard County Executive. Here are a few quotes from the event (that I am taking from his Twitter account):
“I cannot express how honored, privileged and excited I am, every day, to be the County Executive of the best County in the United States.”
“I am very proud of what we’ve accomplished together. And I am very excited about what lies ahead.”
“I encourage dialogue to demonstrate that in this community, we look out for each other, protect each other, respect each other.”
#OneHoward initiative promotes our community’s commitment to fairness and equality. To encourage positive dialogue and respectful behavior”
“That is why I am standing here today as I formally declare that I am seeking re-election, to be your County Executive for another 4 years”
“I have taken that challenge head on. And, we have made progress. But, there is still more work to do.”
Now those are just some of the statements from the account. You can follow his Twitter account for the full list of published quotes from the event.
This now setups up an interesting Howard County Executive race between Allan Kittleman and Calvin Ball. Will anyone else enter this race? We have a lot of time for others to make a decision, but I will be surprised if anyone does decide to give it a go in 2018.
I am hoping for a very spirited (but hopefully civil) campaign from both officials and their supporters.