County Executive Allan Kittleman Puts Politics Aside To Focus On Main Street Ellicott City Recovery.
For Immediate Release: June 15, 2018
The Committee to Elect Allan Kittleman reported it had $778,234.58 on hand following the most recent reporting period covering May 16 through June 10, 2018. The Committee raised $8,290 during the short 26-day filing period due to Kittleman’s decision to focus all of his energy on managing the recovery effort in the days and weeks since the second devastating flood to hit Ellicott City in only twenty-two months.
The County Executive noted that “In the weeks since the devastating and tragic May 27th flood in Ellicott City, we’ve made tremendous progress, and the recovery effort is well on it’s way. During that time my focus has been on Main Street Ellicott City. Our campaign could wait. I’m really proud of the strength and resiliency demonstrated by the Elllicott City community. I will continue to work closely with the residents, businesses and property owners to transform our town into a stronger, smarter and safer Ellicott City.”
Kittleman further stated that “I felt my campaign could suspend operations for a while so I could focus entirely on the emergency efforts. The residents and businesses in Ellicott City have been through a lot in the last 22 months. There will be plenty of time for politics this Fall; now is the time to focus on them.”
The Committee to Elect Allan Kittleman postponed events, the most notable of which was Kittleman’s popular annual Business Breakfast in Ellicott City that was scheduled for June 12th. This year’s event featured special guest speaker Aris Melissaratos, a former Maryland Secretary of Business & Economic Development and the current Dean of the Brown School of Leadership at Stevenson University.
As the emergency efforts involving the people and businesses in Ellicott City transition towards recovery and renewal, the Kittleman Campaign will renew its efforts heading into the Fall. “There is so much to do,” Kittleman said,” to make Ellicott City stronger, smarter, and safer; that’s why I am redoubling my efforts in this election so my team and I can finish what we started in Ellicott City when we first took office.”