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Announces $441,067.95 raised, $825,552.03 in the bank for reporting period.

For Immediate Release: January 17, 2018

The Committee to Elect Allan Kittleman announced it raised $441,067.95 during the most recent reporting period ending January 10, 2018. Of this amount, $422,359.78 were in cash donations and $18,708.17 came through in-kind donations. Presently, the Committee has $825,552.03 in the bank, according to reports to be filed today with the Maryland State Board of Elections.

“As I have said about our previous fundraising efforts over the last two years, I am very pleased with our fundraising progress in 2017. It shows that when you put people before politics and when you focus on issues that matter to people locally, awesome things can happen.”

Coming off a year in which the Kittleman Administration earned high praise for its actions managing the responses to a serious tornado, a record snowfall, and the effort to rebuild Old Ellicott City in the wake of the historic flood that caused millions in damage and tragically took three lives, Allan Kittleman has been hard at work in 2017.

Throughout the year, Kittleman remained true to his number one priority – Education. Kittleman, HCPSS officials, and members of the Board of Education are working collaboratively on plans to build a new High School by 2022 and a new elementary school in the Turf Valley area. Those plans will help to alleviate the need to institute a countywide comprehensive school redistricting plan.

In early May, 2017, parents and school advocates alike were pleased to learn Kittleman had been acting as the impartial mediator between the Board of Education and the School Superintendent. As a result of nearly six months of effort, it was announced that the Board of Education would be free to select new leadership to run the Howard County Public School System. The Board of Education appointed Dr. Michael Martirano who has brought a fresh perspective to the Howard County Public School System.

And in a series of announcements, the Kittleman Administration presented plans to turn the Columbia Gateway into an Innovation District that will drive job growth for years to come. This newly formed Innovation District got off to a hot start in the summer of 2017, when the Economic Development Authority announced three emerging government contracting firms would move into the County’s Gateway Building.

“There will be plenty of time in 2018 for campaigning. I’m proud of the work my Administration has done thus far and I am even more excited for what we have in store for the future,” said Allan Kittleman.

“The expenditures my campaign made in 2017 enables us to be very lean and efficient in 2018. While other campaigns are busy organizing themselves, we will be free to communicate directly with the voters. That wouldn’t be possible without the support of over 900 donors in 2017, 510 of which donated $75 or less. I am very thankful for the grassroots support I have received, and I look forward to running a positive campaign in 2018.