The races for Columbia Council (Columbia Association (CA) Board of Directors) was a much talked about one in 2021 in Howard County so I thought it would be good to write an election recap article. Here are some of the things I am looking at in the article:

  1. Election results in the 7 races to fill seats on the CA Board of Directors (3 villages did not have elections for their CA Board seats).
  2. How did the incumbents do in their races (6 incumbents ran for reelection)?
  3. How did The Rouse Project endorsed candidates (6 candidates endorsed by that entity) do this cycle?
  4. How did the Liz Bobo endorsed candidates do this cycle (she made 5 endorsements this election cycle)?
  5. How did the candidates that interviewed by Scott E’s Blog do this election cycle?

Let’s start with the election results:


Dorsey’s Search: Results

Richard Boulton – 102
Marlon Brown – 89


Kings Contrivance: Results

Shari Zahet – 186
Broderick Young – 153


Hickory Ridge: Results

Jessamine Duvall – 583
Tradd Ritchey – 211


Wilde Lake: Results

Christine (Tina) Marie Horn – 166 (+38 CA votes)
William L. Santos – 157
Steven Michael Campbell – 108

If someone can fully explain the CA votes I would love to understand it better.


River Hill: Results

Renée Freal DuBois – Ran unopposed but received 245 votes


Long Reach: Results

Janet Evans – 293 (+99 CA votes)
Adam Herson – 177

If someone can fully explain the CA votes I would love to understand it better.


Oakland Mills: Results

Virginia (Ginny) Thomas: 461
Rashida George: 165


Villages with no elections for CA Board: Harpers Choice, Owen Brown, Town Center


How did the incumbents do in their races?

Six incumbents ran in the seven village elections. Here is how they did:

Six incumbents won elections. No incumbents lost.

Winners include: Richard Boulton, Shari Zahet, Jessamine Duvall, Renée Freal DuBois, Janet Evans, Virginia (Ginny) Thomas


How did The Rouse Project endorsed candidates do?

Two of the Rouse Project endorsed candidates won and four have lost.

Winners: Jessamine Duvall, Christine (Tina) Marie Horn

Lost: Marlon Brown, Broderick Young, Adam Herson, Rashida George


How did the Liz Bobo endorsed candidates do?

Liz Bobo (served as Howard County Executive and in the Maryland House of Delegates. Bobo was the first and only female Howard County Executive, serving from 1986 to 1990) endorsed five candidates for CA board in 2021…here is how they did:

Winners: Richard Boulton, Shari Zahet, Janet Evans, Virginia (Ginny) Thomas

Lost: Steven Michael Campbell


How did the candidates that interviewed with Scott E’s Blog do?

Scott E interviewed three candidates running for CA Board in 2021. I would have interviewed more given the opportunity but that is all I was able to fit in this election cycle with my schedule. Here is how those candidates did:

Winners: Richard Boulton, Jessamine Duvall

Lost: William L. Santos

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Scott E

3 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks for the clear listing of how the different slates and endorsements fared.
    None of the factions had an overwhelming victory or defeat.
    Considering the amount of advertising from some groups, I’m surprised they didn’t do better.

  2. Basically, 2,000 people voted out of ??,???
    That is terrible.
    Considering how much expenditures they control and the amount of people that complain about CA, I thought the numbers would be higher.

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