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...

Howard County Democrat Calvin Ball Posts Strong Grassroots Campaign Finance Report

Announced via Press Release on January 19th: Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, a Democrat, won in 2018 against his Republican opponent with 75,000 votes, winning by 5.8 percentage points or 6000 votes, defeating the incumbent County Executive by the largest margin in Howard County History. Since Ball's victory, 14,428 people have registered to vote, with 86% registering as Democrats. With 530...

Howard County Public School System reports there are 977 students in quarantine due to a positive COVID-19 test or as a close contact

I am still getting back into the grove with reporting COVID-19 numbers from the Howard County Public School System. Here is the latest information reported on January 19th: As of Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, there are 977 students and 209 staff members in quarantine due to a positive COVID-19 test or as a close contact. These numbers will be updated...

Carroll County Public Schools reports more than 900 students and staff positive for COVID-19 on January 19th

The latest report from Carroll County Public Schools on January 19th is that 948 students and staff are positive for COVID-19 (per the CCPS COVID-19 dashboard). 651 is the latest quarantine number noted on the dashboard. Here is my video update: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sWoMU7zRyM Here are charts noted in the video: CCPS COVID-19 Dashboard: https://ext.carrollk12.org/ExternalDashboard/Covid-positive Daily look at reported COVID-19 case in all of Carroll County from Dec...

Linfeng Chen files to run for Howard County Board of Education in 2022

Howard County finally has an official candidate running for Howard County Board of Education in 2022: Linfeng Chen. Linfeng Chen filed to run on January 19th: I reached out to Dr. Chen for a statement for the article...here is what he sent to me: I am committed to representing all families and students of Howard County and working together with all stakeholders...