Jonathan Bratt has announced he is withdrawing from the Delegate District 12 race (text below via his press release):
Ellicott City, MD – Jonathan Bratt has announced the end of his campaign bid for one
of Maryland’s 12th House of Delegate’s seats. In a statement on his website Mr. Bratt
It is with a heavy heart that I must end my pursuit of a seat representing Howard
and Baltimore Counties in Annapolis. I am incredibly grateful for the outpouring of
support from my friends, family, and fellow community members. In running for
office I had hoped to highlight the issues affecting educators, civil service, and public
safety professionals, support policies and legislation that would increase
Marylander’s access to affordable healthcare and education, and pursuing equity
and growth opportunities for small businesses.
I was recently asked by the University of Maryland Baltimore to build a new
emergency management program focused on ensuring a resilient and safe
community for students, educators, and the community surrounding the campus. As
many of you know, I have served in a public safety leadership position within the
state government since 2013. Accepting this new position will expand my
opportunities to advocate for the issues I am most passionate about, as well
continue to serve the Maryland community in the area of public safety.
Unfortunately, I cannot both hold elected office and develop this new important
program for the University of Maryland. After careful consideration and
consultation with my family, campaign, and supporters, I have made the difficult
decision to withdraw my name from the Delegate’s race.
I want to take this opportunity to again thank those who have supported my
campaign. Without you, we could not have accomplished as much as we have over
this short period. I am confident that, regardless of the outcome of the June
primaries, the 12th district will be represented by delegates equally as committed to
the issues as I am. I wish the remaining seven candidates the very best through the
primaries and into the general election.
Here is a link to the announcement on his website: https://jonbratt.com/index.php/2018/04/14/end-of-campaign-announcement/
Here is the image of the press release:
I wish Jonathan good luck with his new opportunity.
That brings the primary race down to seven candidates…all can be found on this page: https://scotteblog.com/2018-howard-county-delegates-technology-outreach-scorecards/