Where Are All Of The 2018 Howard County Board Of Education Candidates?

I have been watching the SBOE website watching candidates file to run for various offices and something has struck me...with only nine days remaining to file to run for office, we have a very low number of candidates running for Howard County Board of Education in 2018 (at least right now). There are 4 seats on the Board up for...

Byron Macfarlane Files For Re-Election As Register Of Wills

This morning Byron Macfarlane filed to run for re-election as Register of Wills in Howard County. He sent the following information out on Twitter: This morning, I filed to run for re-election as Register of Wills for Howard County. I’ve spent seven years reforming, innovating, and advocating. I’m running to build on the progress we’ve made and continue to serve...

Janet Siddiqui Files To Run For Howard County Council In District 4

It finally happened...today, Janet Siddiqui filed to run for Howard County Council in District 4. We all knew something was going to happen this election cycle...lots of guesses were made...and now we know. This sets up an interesting primary between Deb Jung and Janet Siddiqui (I know Ian Bradley Moller-Knudsen but his campaign has been very quiet at this point). The big...

Melanie Harris Files To Run For Delegate In District 12

News from District 12 continues to dominate the local political news (at least here on this blog)...Melanie Harris has filed to run for Maryland State Delegate in District 12. As of right now, the website is not online, the Twitter account listed is online and the Facebook page is online and this is the latest post: Today, I filed my candidacy...

Delegate Clarence Lam To Seek Maryland Senate District 12 Seat In 2018

As I expected, Delegate Clarance Lam will seek the Maryland Senate District 12 seat to be vacated by Kasemeyer retiring....#CalledIt. The photo above was take just minutes ago from Delegate Ebersole's Facebook page: After careful and deliberate consideration, Delegates Eric Ebersole, Terri Hill and Clarence Lam have reached their decision for filling the vacancy created by the recently announced decision...

Cynthia Fikes To Withdraw From Howard County Council District 4 Race

In another bit of shocking news this month...Cynthia Fikes is withdrawing from the Howard County Council District 4 race in 2018. This was first seen in an email and now on her Facebook page: Friends, After much consideration, I am withdrawing my name from the race for Howard County Council, District 4. Thank you for your support. Sincerely, Cynthia Fikes Fikes is now the 2nd...

Dan Medinger Receives Big Endorsement From Former County Executive and MD Senate Majority Leader Jim Robey

I don't write endorsement articles very often...to be honest it is sometimes difficult to track them all during an election cycle...but this one seemed big locally: Jim Robey endorsed Dan Medinger for Maryland State Delegate in District 9B. Here is information from the Medinger website: Robey: Medinger is a new, progressive leader needed in Annapolis for smart policies on education, environment, women’s...

Liz Matory Enters The Race For US Congress In Maryland's 2nd Congressional District

I have not written much about Maryland congressional races this year...but this caught my eye. On February 6th, Liz Matory filed to run in Maryland's 2nd Congressional District. Liz Maroty joins Mark Shell on the Republican side of the race and Jake Pretot on the Democrat side of the race (Dutch Ruppersberger has not filed yet but I am sure...

Candidates for Governor in Maryland – February 2018 Social Media Followers Scorecard

Back in January I wrote "Democratic Candidates for Governor in Maryland – December 2017 Technology Outreach Scorecard"...it has been about two months so I thought I would take a quick look at many followers candidates added or lost in that time frame. I wanted to write a full scorecard but I have work to do today so I just...

YouTube TV subscribers can now watch live TV on Apple TV, Roku devices

I am so excited for this news...I have already added it to my Apple TV this morning...will be adding it to the Roku connected to the TV in the bedroom later this afternoon. Nearly a year after its debut, YouTube TV is available on two huge streaming platforms: Apple TV and Roku. The streaming video company announced that dedicated YouTube...