Howard County Politics: Campaign Finance Reports for Candidates Running for State Delegate District 13

In this article I am providing summary and detail campaign finance information for all candidates running for Maryland State Delegate in District 13 (Howard County). We currently have five Democratic candidates (Vanessa Atterbeary, Jen Terrasa, Becca Niburg, Amy Brooks and Pam Guzzone) and one Republican candidate (Chris Yates).

I will start with the candidates running for reelection in 2022:

(D) Vanessa Atterbeary

Starting Balance: $43,527.10
Total Receipts: $57,870.00
Total Expenditures: $9,811.44
Cash Balance: $91,585.66

Items of note:

  • Contributions from Federal Committees (PAC money): $1,950
  • From MD Candidate Campaign Finance Entities: $4,000
  • From MD PACs: $11,375
  • From Non- Federal Out of State PACs: $1,000
  • $30,132.95 in outstanding loans from previous election cycles

See the full report here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mvcDY017NijojvZpuhXIFXXL65OINpOZ/view?usp=sharing

(D) Jen Terrasa

Starting Balance: $18,387.13
Total Receipts: $8,555.00
Total Expenditures: $9,707.40
Cash Balance: $17,234.73

Items of note:

  • From MD Candidate Campaign Finance Entities: $250
  • From MD PACs: $1,150

See the full report here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gDf6qnl3UYp4pA27fnQn061X-HSOT0H8/view?usp=sharing

Item of interest: Shane Pendergrass is not running for reelection in 2022 so this opens up an opportunity for at least one new Delegate in District 13.

Next…let’s look at the challengers to date:

(D) Becca Niburg

Starting Balance: $0.00
Total Receipts: $38,268.00
Total Expenditures: $12,179.73
Cash Balance: $26,088.27

Items of note:

  • $5,000 in outstanding loans this election cycle

See the full report here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FbrimV_Sx4DZzQmeDjSAK094M-tuufyi/view?usp=sharing

(D) Amy Brooks

Starting Balance: $0.00
Total Receipts: $10,709.00
Total Expenditures: $9,022.80
Cash Balance: $1,686.20

Items of note: None

See the full report here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YReMyX77I3kD-ekayUd4WcfumTIkdiGb/view?usp=sharing

(D) Pam Guzzone

Starting Balance: $0.00
Total Receipts: $9,776.00
Total Expenditures: $71.87
Cash Balance: $9,704.13

Items of note:

  • From MD Candidate Campaign Finance Entities: $100
  • $2,500 in outstanding loans this election cycle

See the full report here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yGjj52fRZOT-IzdpgB3Cb3CCHuzR6fUX/view?usp=sharing

(R) Chris Yates

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

Items of note: Yates filed an Affidavit of Limited Contributions and Expenditures (does intend to receive contributions or make expenditures in the cumulative amount of $1,000 or more) for the reporting period.

See the full report here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uzLhUh88xSEOOyWJVEnQhGZgCmpSxcCD/view?usp=sharing


Here is a summary view of the reports noted above:

Notes:

  • Atterbeary has a big money advantage with cash on hand.
  • Atterbeary raised the most money this election cycle but Niburg had an impressive showing with money raised.
  • Niburg has spent the most money over the past reporting period.

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.

Team 13 (made up of State Senator Guy Guzzone, Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary and Delegate Jen Terrasa) has been very strong in the past. If they add a new member to replace Delegate Shane Pendergrass that would be the person I would expect to win in the Democratic Primary. If they do not add a new member to the “Team” then this should be a very interesting primary to watch in 2022.

Scott E

Reminder: District 13 will change a little in 2022 (that is the expectation unless the court system changes it down the road). Here is a look at what is expected this election cycle for the legislative districts: https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/Other/Redistricting/Final/LRACFINAL-LEGISLATIVE/lrac-legislative.pdf

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