Howard County Politics: Updated candidate list for Delegate District 9A on January 24, 2022

I did a quick video update on the candidates running for Delegate in District 9A (currently serving Howard and Carroll Counties…but expected to change to Howard and Montgomery Counties…learn more in the video). Here are the current candidates: (R) Trent Kittleman: Filed on January 20th (R) Saif Rehman: Announced on January 10th…but has not filed as of this post. (D) Natalie Ziegler: Filed…

Interview about the Howard County “No Developer Money Pledge” of Election Cycle 2022

I was joined by three members of the Howard County community on January 23rd to talk about the “No Developer Money Pledge” of Election Cycle 2022. Those community members included: Jake Burdett Lisa Markovitz Nicole Dvorak You can see that interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfNuOP9zP84 You can learn more about this initiative here: https://www.hocopledge.com/ I hope to have these guests back on for a follow…

January 2022 Campaign Finance Reports for Carroll County Board of Education Candidates

In this article I am providing summary campaign finance information for all candidates running for Carroll County Board of Education. I will provide available information on the seven candidates running to date. I will start this summary with the two candidates running for reelection in 2022: Tara Battaglia Starting Balance: $0.00 Total Receipts: $45.00 Total Expenditures: $0.00 Cash Balance: $45.00 Other items of note: None See the…

Why does Howard County Councilmember Opel Jones seem hesitant to correct the Citizens’ Election Fund?

The is my fourth article in a series of articles sharing various testimony and statements from the Howard County Council Public Hearing meeting on January 18th about CB 6-22. This legislation would correct the technical error with the Citizens’ Election Fund and allow dispersement of funds now to candidates that have qualified for the “tax payer funded program”. Councilmember Opel…

Howard County Girls Basketball: River Hill tops Mt. Hebron 52 to 49 on January 21st

River Hill Hawks defeated the Vikings 52-49 in a nail-biter that came down to the final seconds of the game.  Despite having a commanding lead through the game, the Hawks found themselves on the defensive during the second half under the relentless pressure of a Viking comeback.  Unfortunately it was not enough as River Hill Sophomore Taylor Shane scored…

Carroll County Politics: Sallie Taylor files to run for Delegate in District 5 in 2022

We officially have another candidate running for Delegate in District 5 (Carroll County): Sallie Taylor. Sallie filed on January 19th. See all filings here: https://elections.maryland.gov/elections/2022/primary_candidates/gen_cand_lists_2022_7_9.html Here is a press release from Sallie Taylor: On January 19, Sallie Taylor filed for Maryland House of Delegate and issued the following statement: The power of the government comes from the people. Each of us can better…

Testimony addressing the “conflict of interest” or “Ethics” issue related to the Howard County Citizens Election Fund

The is my third article in a series of articles sharing various testimony and statements from the Howard County Council Public Hearing meeting on January 18th about CB 6-22. This legislation would correct the technical error with the Citizens’ Election Fund and allow dispersement of funds now to candidates that have qualified for the “tax payer funded program”. This issue…

January 2022 Campaign Finance Reports for Howard County Council Candidates: Districts 1 – 5

In this article I am providing summary campaign finance information for all candidates running for County Council in Howard County in 2022 (to date). I will provide information from all 5 districts. Here are the candidates currently filed or announced in District 1: A previous article was written on this race and you can see it here: Here is a summary view…

January 2022 Campaign Finance Reports for candidates running for Carroll County State’s Attorney

In this article I am providing summary campaign finance information for all candidates running for Carroll County State’s Attorney in 2022. Currently there are two candidates that have filed to run (David Ellin and Haven Shoemaker). Here is a summary of their reports, notes and links to the full report details: (R) David Ellin Starting Balance: $1,861.70 Total Receipts: $27,782.00 Total…

Former Howard County Councilmember and current Delegate Jen Terrasa in favor of emergency legislation to fix the Citizens’ Election Fund

The is my second article in a series of articles sharing various testimony and statements from the Howard County Council Public Hearing meeting on January 18th about CB 6-22. This legislation would correct the technical error with the Citizens’ Election Fund and allow dispersement of funds now to candidates that have qualified for the “tax payer funded program”. The video…