Voters in District 9A vote against Trump and his supporter
Allan Trent Kittleman. We can do better for Howard County with Natalie Ziegler and Steven Bolen.
Quotes from the Kittleman interview:
- “The election of Donald Trump may very well be the last, best hope of preserving this country as the constitutional republic our founders created”
- “History calls for different talents at different times. This year, in this country, at this time, Trump is the right answer.”
Throughout the article Kittleman defends many of Trump’s inflammatory and racist comments as… “careless speech” or “not politically correct”
Here is an example of how following Trump leads to poor environmental and education decisions by Kittleman.
Here is an example of how her fellow District 9A Delegate, Warren Miller votes on health, education and environmental issues.
We can do better with Natalie Ziegler and Steven Bolen
Trump’s radical agenda is not good for Marylanders
This posting was originally prepared and approved by IndivisibleHoCoMD.
No funding and/or authorization was received from the Natalie Ziegler or Steven Bolen campaigns.
A very big part of the Anger we see today in our society is caused by the purposely false and inaccurate statements of that I unfortunately refer to as . It has gotten so bad and hateful that it is beyond description. must clean up its act, FAST!
District Four County Council candidate Lisa Kim often makes the misleading statement in her biographies or at forums that she was elected to three terms will serving on the New Carrollton City Council. To those in Howard County used to four-year terms this would imply a total of 12 years. However the terms in New Carrollton are only for two years, and Kim served less than five.
As reported in the Baltimore Sun, Kim, who was known as Liza Fenton in New Carrollton, quit before the end of the first year of her third term. The video of her resignation speech can be seen here (13:45).
Kim also does not mention that elections for the New Carrollton City Council have very low participation–around 6 to 7 percent. Many people get more votes running for their homeowner’s association or in Columbia village elections or even losing an election in Howard County than candidates get in New Carrollton. In her first election in 2007, Kim received 258 votes. She did not run in 2009 but received four write-in votes. In 2011, Kim received 243 votes. In her final election in 2013, she also received 243 votes.
At the NAACP County Executive debate at the YMCA on October 3, County Executive Allan Kittleman continued to misstate the facts surrounding his veto of the bill implementing the Citizen Election Fund. He said that he did not believe that tax monies should be used to support candidates. He said that it should be a voluntary checkoff. He spoke directly to the audience and asked whether it was right that tax money be used to support candidates that they did not favor.
Well, Mr. County Executive these are your opinions. You would like a voluntary system to support the funding. But when you ask “the public” what they wanted, you expect a different answer than the voters gave. The voters of Howard County approved the Charter Amendment in 2016 and your view lost. The voters spoke. They voted for a tax supported fund.
The Charter is clear. Section 907(b)(1) states “Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, in each fiscal year the Executive shall include in the Annual Budget and Appropriation Ordinance required by Article VI of this Charter the amount necessary to fully fund the Citizens’ Election Fund System for the ensuing fiscal year, as calculated by the Commission.” There is no language for a voluntary funding mechanism. Should the Council have enacted a law for voluntary funding which falls short of the amounts determined by the Commission, the Charter mandates that it still be fully funded from tax revenues (subject to the exceptions in paragraph (c)).
The Council is specifically authorized to add funds if the County Executive fails to include the necessary amount in the budget: “Notwithstanding any provision of Article VI of this Charter to the contrary, if the Executive does not include the amount required by paragraph (1) of this subsection, the County Council may amend the Annual Budget and Appropriation Ordinance required by Article VI to include the required amount.” Section 907 (b)(2).
Mr. Kittleman, you are entitled to your opinion. You are not entitled to your own facts. You don’t like the Citizen Election Fund. The voters do. Please stop asking the public what they think. They already gave the answer.