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HCAR endorsement is another big sign Kittleman’s campaign is building winning coalition

Yesterday, the Howard County Association of REALTORS® (HCAR) formally announced their support for Allan Kittleman’s re-election as Howard County Executive at a reception attended by more than 40 HCAR members. The endorsement is notable as HCAR represents more than 1,900 REALTORS® in Howard County and carries with it the support of the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC).

“I am pleased to be here today to offer our support for our good friend, Allan Kittleman,” remarked JoAnn Alexander, 2018 President of the Howard County Association of REALTORS®.  “He doesn’t seek to score political points or engage in partisan fights. He rolls up his sleeves and does the work of running this county. And because that doesn’t generate headlines, we sometimes forget that is exactly how our elected officials should be.”

“Its safe to say that we have enjoyed a tremendous working relationship with Allan over the past four years. It is not a stretch by any means to call him one of our REALTOR® Champions.” said Dan Iampieri, the 2018 RPAC Chairman and President-Elect of HCAR.

“I am honored to have earned the HCAR endorsement. Several members of my family are REALTORS® and I know how hard HCAR members work in our community,” said Kittleman. “This is another indication of the great support my campaign has throughout the county and the momentum we’re carrying into the final 68 days.”

The Howard County Association of REALTORS® mission is to advance Howard County’s real estate industry by shaping public policy on real property issues; encouraging, promoting and teaching consistent standards for ethical practice and professionalism to REALTOR® members.

The Howard County Association of REALTORS® joins the Howard County Professional Firefighters Association, the Howard County Police Officers’ Association, the Police Supervisors’ Alliance Fraternal Order of Police and the Sheriff’s Fraternal Order of Police. Together, these organizations represent nearly 1,000 law enforcement officials in the county.

The Kittleman campaign ends August on another high note after Tuesday’s announcement that it had added another $100,000 to the campaign fund giving it a total of $1.6 million raised since 2015 according to reports. The campaign reported it still had nearly $690,000 in the bank.

Earlier, the campaign also announced another round of television commercials, this one highlighting the Kittleman Administration’s efforts to ensure transparency and accountability in the development process. The ad can be found here.

In previous ads, “I’m voting for Allan Kittleman” and “H-O-N-E-S-T” feature prominent Democrats and Independents who are voting to re-elect Kittleman. Those ads can be found here and here.

The Kittleman campaign expects to be on air through the remainder of the campaign.

Allan Kittleman was elected to serve as Howard County’s 9th County Executive and sworn into office on December 1st, 2014. Since taking office, the Kittleman Administration has earned high marks for turning around an inherited $16M budget deficit and closing with a $28M surplus just 24 months later through effective management and fiscal prudence.

In three years as County Executive, Kittleman has proven himself to be a moderate focused on improving the lives of families in Howard County. Kittleman has fought to create jobs, improve schools, and reduce traffic congestion in Howard County. Kittleman made saving Ellicott City a priority after the floods of both 2016 and 2018, focused efforts on celebrating the County’s diversity, and turned Downtown Columbia into a reality, all in a fiscally prudent and open manner.