Announced via Press Release on December 29th:


Neveen Kurtom, 2022 candidate for Howard County Council District 1, has released the list of her steering committee of individuals who support her vision for the County.

“I wanted my steering committee to include people from different backgrounds and areas of expertise and whom embody my core values for District 1,” said Kurtom. “I am honored that the following have joined our campaign.”

  • The Honorable C. Vernon Gray
  • Alicia Altamirano, Esq.
  • Retired Lt. Herman Charity
  • Chuck Dammers
  • Kimberly K. Egan, Esq.
  • Kimberley Flowers
  • Sean Ford
  • Dave Grabowksi
  • Becky Mangus
  • Gabriel Moreno, Esq.
  • Jay Parekh
  • Julia Sanger
  • Robyn Scates, Esq.
  • Rizwan Siddiqui
  • Gary Smith
  • Charley Sung, Esq.
  • Joe L. Wagner
  • Richard Yocum

“With the challenges facing our community, I am looking forward to meeting with our residents to ensure that they have a say in how we resolve these problems and move District 1 forward.  District 1 is ready for a new voice on the County Council and I am committed to bringing about positive outcomes,” said Kurtom.


Some notes from Scott E:

The following members listed above are currently part of the Howard County Democratic Central Committee:

  • Alicia Altamirano, Esq. (2nd Chair)
  • Gabriel Moreno, Esq. (Corresponding Secretary)
  • Sean Ford

In my opinion (based on closely watching the 2018 elections in Howard County) some of the Howard County Democratic Central Committee members at that time played a major role in the election in District 1 in 2018. Given that there are a few HCDCC members on the “steering committee” seems significant to me at this time.

Currently Neveen Kurtom is the only candidate to have filed or announced a run in District 1 on the Democratic side of the race. I have not seen anything about the future plans of current Howard County Council District 1 member Liz Walsh.

On the Republican side of the District 1 race we have one candidate at this point: Sean J McCurdy.

The filing deadline is February 22, 2022, so there is plenty of time for more candidates to enter this race. I will keep an eye out for future announcements. I am tracking candidates in Howard County here:

Scott E


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