Tag: Trent Kittleman

Massive turnover in legislature expected, with Howard County a prime example

Massive turnover in the legislature is expected in the 2014 election, with at least a third of the 188 Maryland General Assembly seats changing. Nowhere is the upheaval more dramatic than in Howard County, where two-thirds of its seats are up for grabs: two of three Senate seats and six of nine delegate seats.
These changes have already led to the announcement or filing of more candidates for Howard County legislative districts by non-incumbents than any other area in the state.

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Retiring Howard delegates endorse successor as part of big turnover

Democratic Dels. Liz Bobo, Steve DeBoy and Jimmy Malone have disagreed on many of the big issues in their decades at the State House: taxes, gambling, gun control, same-sex marriage, the death penalty.

The three veteran delegates are giving up their seats representing the oddly shaped District 12 that stretches from West Columbia to Arbutus, but Monday they came together to endorse a candidate to replace them: Terri Hill, a Columbia plastic surgeon who grew up in its most liberal precincts.

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Poll shows Howard County executive race tightening

A new poll shows a tightening race for Howard County executive with incumbent Democrat Ken Ulman at 49% and Republican challenger Trent Kittleman at 41%, while 10% are undecided.

The telephone survey of 381 likely Howard County voters was conducted two weeks ago by Gonzales Research for other Republican candidates. Democrats were skeptical of the results, particularly because they are based on the premise of a turnout of 46% of Democrats – about 3 points lower than recent elections – and 40% for Republicans – at least 2 points or more higher than usual GOP showing.

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Ehrlich appointees consider getting back in the game

Former Transportation Secretary Bob Flanagan, a vocal critic of Democrats when he was House Minority Leader, is weighing a race for County Council, as is Ehrlich’s Homeland Security Director Dennis Schrader. Trent Kittleman, who led the Maryland Transportation Authority and was Flanagan’s deputy secretary, said she is “exploring” a run for Howard County Executive. All are Republicans.

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