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...

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball Statement on Citizen’s Election Fund

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball released the following statement regarding the Citizen’s Election Fund and Council Bill 6: “Throughout my career, I have been a demonstrated and steadfast supporter of publicly funded political campaigns. As a member of the County Council, I supported ballot question A, voted in favor of CB30-2017 which created the Citizens' Election Fund, and voted to...

Howard County police are investigating a non-fatal shooting in Columbia late Wednesday night

Police investigating non-fatal shooting in Columbia Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 410-313-STOP or HCPDCrimeTips@howardcountymd.gov. Howard County police are investigating a non-fatal shooting in Columbia late Wednesday night. At approximately 11:58 p.m., police responded to a footpath near the 5200 block of Eliots Oak Road for a report of an adult male victim who had been shot. The victim...

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

Former Howard County Councilmember Jon Weinstein testifies in favor to correct the Citizens Election Fund as emergency legislation

I am planning s 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 first one I will...

January 2022 Campaign Finance Reports for the Howard County Executive Race

The January 2022 campaign Finance report deadline was January 19th and I thought I would begin my summary reports by looking at the candidates running for Howard County Executive in 2022. I am listing what has been reported for current County Executive Calvin Ball, former County Executive Allan Kittleman, potential Democratic candidate Harry Dunbar and Republican candidate Darren Vilus. Here are...

In less than 3 months, Kittleman receives surge of donations from more than 1,000 grassroots supporters

Announced via Press Release on January 19th: Allan Kittleman announced today that more than 1,000 individuals have donated to his campaign, evidence of the widespread support for his bid to become Howard County Executive. Since mid-October, Kittleman has received 1,052 donations from 1,018 individuals, of which 920 are from Howard County. More than $126,000 was raised from these small donations, and...