January 2022 Campaign Finance Reports for Carroll County Commissioner Candidates: Districts 1 – 5

Ed Rothstein is running for reelection in District 5

In this article I am providing summary campaign finance information for all candidates running for County Commissioner in Carroll County in 2022 (to date). I will provide information from all 5 districts.


Here are the candidates currently filed or announced in District 1:

(R) Jesse Gibson

  • Starting Balance: $0.00
  • Total Receipts: $100.00
  • Total Expenditures: $90.08
  • Cash Balance: $9.92

Other items of note: None

See the report here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Lg1uqVIelzG0mUndOXEywux_b3Zf-ko4/view?usp=sharing

(R) Joe Vigliotti

  • Starting Balance: $0.00
  • Total Receipts: $1,720.00
  • Total Expenditures: $536.51
  • Cash Balance: $1,183.49

Other items of note: None

See the report here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-vuBV34RzFuG8MSkgrFmNrC0EeEtmran/view?usp=sharing

(R) Marsha B. Herbert

  • Starting Balance: $1,172.09
  • Total Receipts: $3,725.00
  • Total Expenditures: $172.20
  • Cash Balance: $4,724.89

Other items of note: I believe that Marsha Herbert will be moved to District 3 after the new redistricting lines are approved. I have her listed here in District 1 for now as that is what is listed on the Maryland State Board of Elections website.

See the report here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1C70cPLCja_dTJ6O7pWtvtPwPvS-vRQQ5/view?usp=sharing

Here is a summary view from my spreadsheet:


Here are the candidates currently filed or announced in District 2:

(R) Dave Reese, Sr.

  • Starting Balance: $0.00
  • Total Receipts: $1,400.00
  • Total Expenditures: $1,167.84
  • Cash Balance: $232.16

Other items of note: Resse has a $1,200 loan balance from this election cycle.

See the report here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YkKHx7-YEj-5xVUFPsCrpsCD1PzMGBMv/view?usp=sharing

(R) Kenneth A. Kiler

  • Starting Balance: $1,623.33
  • Total Receipts: $0.00
  • Total Expenditures: $0.00
  • Cash Balance: $1,623.33

Other items of note: Kiler has not filed to run in District 2 or formally announced (that I have seen). I was at a meeting recently where he did tell attendees that his intent was to run in District 2 in 2022.

Kiler has a loan balance of $10,300 from the previous election cycle.

See the report here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oS8PFEnHjy30u0tgzXbNUyeC2rGL1_4q/view?usp=sharing

Here is a summary view from my spreadsheet:

My additional notes: This is the district I reside in so this is a race of particular interest to me and you can be sure I will be watching this race closely in 2022.


Here are the candidates currently filed or announced in District 3:

(R) Tom Gordon

  • Starting Balance: $761.50
  • Total Receipts: $1,300.00
  • Total Expenditures: $0.00
  • Cash Balance: $2,061.50

Other items of note: Gordon has a loan balance of $11,000 from the previous election cycle.

See the report here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/15zkkxtccJS8ssXaM0SPrMKYjC93rIbSb/view?usp=sharing

Here is a summary view from my spreadsheet:

My additional notes: As a reminder…I believe that Marsha Herbert (see listing in District 1) will be moved to this race after redistricting in Carroll County is fully approved. This potential change makes this an interesting race in 2022.


Here are the candidates currently filed or announced in District 4:

(R) Michael R Guerin

  • Starting Balance: n/a
  • Total Receipts: n/a
  • Total Expenditures: n/a
  • Cash Balance: n/a

Other items of note: Guerin filed a ALCE for this reporting period… “does not intend to receive contributions or make expenditures in the cumulative amount of $1,000 or more”

See the report here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aKdqFh9Oj-3pxjdVpsepP6bgqXmz53Rv/view?usp=sharing

(R) Ray Fava

  • Starting Balance: n/a
  • Total Receipts: n/a
  • Total Expenditures: n/a
  • Cash Balance: n/a

Other items of note: Fava did not file a 2022 annual report as of the morning of January 20th.

See the report here: N/A

Here is a summary view from my spreadsheet:

Notes: No real money in this race early on to report. This fact should peak the interest of other potential candidates (I would think so) before the filing deadline of February 22nd.


Here are the candidates currently filed or announced in District 5:

(R) Ed Rothstein

  • Starting Balance: $2,647.09
  • Total Receipts: $16,925.00
  • Total Expenditures: $4,420.00
  • Cash Balance: $15,152.09

Other items of note: Rothstein is running for reelection in 2022. He is by far the BIG MONEY candidate in all of the races today in Carroll County (for Commissioner).

See the report here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gHBfAPADLyMhGwtnK2kGLgw89RK2Zm9q/view?usp=sharing

Here is a summary view from my spreadsheet:


Here is a summary look at every candidate in all 5 races with some of my items of interest and notes:

My Comments: I am actually a little surprised at how little money was reported this cycle. There does not appear to be much money out there in candidate war chests and this could open up opportunities for many other candidates to enter various races in 2022 before the February 22nd deadline.

Why do I note loan balances in the information above…I believe that this could be indicative of a candidates ability and willingness to self finance their campaigns. Something to keep in mind.


Here is my scheduled “Show Me The Money” campaign report articles going forward:

In Carroll County:

  • January 21st: Carroll County State’s Attorney Candidates
  • January 22nd: Carroll County Board of Education Candidates

Scott E

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