I recently wrote an article about the Howard County Professional Firefighters PAC and which candidates they funded so I thought I would follow it up with this article…why? As I stated in the past article, I have always believed the the most important local endorsements come from teachers, fire fighters and police officers (and the organizations that support them)…Others may disagree with my assessment…but this is what I believe.These organizations provide endorsements but they also provide funding to candidates / campaigns. Endorsements can be difficult to obtain especially in a crowded field or in a contested race…but money they provide to campaigns can also be telling about who the organization supports (if only in that way). I went back to the report from January 2018 to get a list of candidates they provided money to…here is that list:

Atterbeary, Vanessa (State Delegate D13) – $75

Bill McMahon (Sheriff) – $500

Kittleman, Allan (County Executive) – $500

Oldham, Kim (Howard County State’s Attorney) – $1,000

Weinstein, Jon (Howard County Council D1) – $2,000

View the full report here
I also checked out the report from May 2018…and here is that list:

Oldham, Kim (Howard County State’s Attorney) – $1,000

View the full report here
While many or most of these candidates may not relieve a full endorsement from the PAC…it is interesting to see what money the PAC sends to various campaigns.
I am still reviewing reports and one or two more posts may come out over the weekend…so stay tuned.
Scott E


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