On to the next evaluation…and this is the BIG one in Howard County…the race for County Executive between Allan Kittleman and Calvin Ball. Here are your summary numbers:

So here are some general observations with the latest numbers:
I can see both campaigns looking at the latest numbers and having things to be happy about. Team Kittleman continues to hold a big cash on hand advantage. Team Ball raised the most money in the latest report (and that is 2 reports in a row that has happened). I am sure both campaigns are happy with aspects of the latest numbers. Here are some interesting items in the latest reports:
Kittleman:

  • Big Contributions (contributions or tickets from individuals or companies in the amount of $1,000 or more)
    • Boender Properties – $1,000
    • The Morris Weinman Company – $1,000
    • Breeden, Jacqueline K – 1,500
    • Buch, Denise M – $6,000
    • Butler, Calvin G. – $1,000
    • C.O.C. INC.- $1,000
    • Carroll, Camilla – $3,000
    • Cole, Keith – $2,000
    • Comcast Corporation – $2,500
    • Concentra Health Services, Inc – $1,000
    • Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny, LL – $2,500
    • Ganti, Ravi – $1,000
    • Harris Jones & Malone, LLC – $1,000
    • Henderson-Webb Inc – $1,000
    • Huston, Mark – $1,000
    • Lundeen, Kenneth C – $1,000
    • M & I Properties, LLC – $1,000
    • Mangum, Gary L. – $2,000
    • McHugh, James – $1,000
    • Mikulis, Dwight A – $1,000
    • Moxley, Ann M – $1,500
    • Moxley, Elizabeth L – $1,500
    • Norman, David – $1,000
    • O’Halloran, Mike – $1,000
    • Perry, White, Ross, & Jacobson, LLC – $1,000
    • Pope, Louis M – $1,000
    • Rafallides, Ernest – $1,000
    • Rendon-Sherman, Elizabeth – $2,000
    • Rensin, Howard – $1,000
    • Richard D Gelfman Rev Trust – $2,500
    • Salandra, Michael W – $1,000
    • Schrader, Dennis R. – $1,000
    • Smith, Stephen C – $1,000
    • The Vertical Connection, Inc. – $1,000
    • USF Facilities Services, LLC – $1,000
    • Woerner, Stephen J. – $1,000
    • Yungmann, George L. – $1,000
  • Contributions from Federal Committees
    • M&T and Wilmington Trust PAC – $1,000
  • From MD Candidate Campaign Finance Entities
    • 8 Schuh, Steve Citizens To Elect – $1,500
  • From MD PACs
    • Howard County Police Supervisors Alliance PAC – $3,000
    • Howard County Professional Firefighters PAC – $850

Ball:

  • Big Contributions (contributions or tickets in the amount of $1,000 or more)
    • ARLS Properties LLC – $3,000
    • ARLS Properties LLC – $3,000 (not a typo…there are 2 listings of $3,000 contributions)
    • Blake, Ruteena – $1,000
    • Buvanendaran, Kumar – $1,000
    • Cain, Andra – $1,000
    • Catherine E Pugh & Company inc. – $1,000
    • Conto, Kevin A. – $6,000
    • Curtis, Barry – $2,000
    • Das, Naresh – $1,000
    • Faith, Michael – $1,000
    • First Deep Run Limited Partnership – $1,000
    • Goodman, Donna V – $1,000
    • Gupta, Raj – $1,000
    • Lewis, Jean – $1,000
    • Lundy, Laurie – $6,000
    • Murn Development – $4,000
    • Owens, Allyson Harris – $1,000
    • Pasha, Amran – $1,000
    • Person, Garnet – $1,000
    • Ross, Justin – $1,000
    • Stapleton, William – $4,000
    • Stone, Holly – $3,250
    • Tegeris, John – $2,018
    • Tegeris, John – $1,000
    • Tegeris, Lorraine – $2,018
    • Tegeris, Lorraine – $1,000
    • The Morris Weinman Company – $1,000
    • Troy Hill Corporate Center II LLC – $6,000
  • Tickets:
    • Brasher – $1,000
    • Brasher, David – $1,000
    • Canterbury Restaurant LLC DBA Timbuktu -$2,500
    • CDC Capital LLC – $2,500
    • Elkridge Developers, LLC – $2,000
    • Emerson Apartments LLC – $2,500
    • Estates at River Hill LLC – $1,005
    • Fidler, Josh – $3,000
    • Gray & Son – $2,000
    • Honeygo Village DE, LLC – $3,000
    • J C Porter Construction – $1,000
    • J Davis – $1,000
    • Lloyd Plumbing Corp – $4,000
    • Lundy Investment Group – $3,000
    • Macks, Ellen – $3,000
    • Macks, Louise – $3,000
    • Meyerpeter, Daniel John – $2,000
    • Pebble Creek LLLP – $1,000
    • Regan, Timothy – $1,000
    • RPS Solutions LLC – $1,000
    • Self Storage Holdings Inc – $2,000
    • Seto Holdings – $2,000
    • The Iron Shop – $5,000
    • TNC Implementation Group LLC – $1,000
    • Tominovich, Joseph – $6,000
  • Contributions from Federal Committees
    • Cummings for Congress – $1,000
  •  From MD Candidate Campaign Finance Entities
    • Kasemeyer, Ed For Senate Committee – $5,000
    • Ross, Alec for Maryland – $250
  • From MD PACs
    • B.E.S.T. Democratic Club PAC – $350
    • MSEA’s Fund For Children And Public Education PAC – $4,675
    • Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 486 PAC – $3,000
  • From Non- Federal Out of State PACs
    • Baltimore Washington Construction & Publ – $6,000
    • MD/DC State Council SEIU – $2,000

So I guess you are wondering…why did I list contributions in the amount of $1,000 or more in this report? Well…the simple answer is this…some candidates and organizations have made a big deal about where money comes from (off the top of my head I think of Liz Walsh and Hiruy Hadgu and their supporters posting comments on social media) and I thought it good to show some of the BIG donors to both campaigns. Now I personally could care less where candidates get their money…as long as it is legal….but others have made this a big deal and I thought I would play along and show this information (for those not wanting to dig through the campaign finance reports). I have not researched each of those companies or donors or what industry they are part of…I will let others do that for me (for the ones that care about it). I will be curious if these same campaigns and supporters of those campaigns comment on these contributions…for either or both campaigns for County Executive. How much will they care about this information? Is this still a big deal now that we are into the General Election cycle? I am hearing much less about it…but maybe it will pick up again over the next couple of months.
The other stuff (PAC money and transfers from other campaigns) I have been reporting on all of the races. Why? Well again this is interesting to track and informative in the context of the “Citizens Election Fund” that was passed back in 2016. While I know this only relates to the local County Executive and County Council races…I like to watch who is taking what money….just for some context to what people or political parties are saying they support…while watching what they are doing themselves while running for office.
Does the source of incoming funds to a campaign matter to you? If so, how much? Will it change your mind in who you support or you will vote for come November? I am curious. Let me know in the comments on the blog or on Facebook.
Here is a link to find all of the campaign reports for any candidate…in case you want to go lookup the actual reports: https://campaignfinancemd.us/Public/ViewFiledReports
I am planning on a lot more reports in the coming days…so stay tuned.
Scott E

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