Kittleman Receives Additional Endorsements from Howard County’s Key Public Safety Leaders–reaching a total of 6 former Chiefs

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More of Howard County’s former public safety leaders who served under previous Democratic and Republican administrations are supporting Allan Kittleman to be the next Howard County executive. 

The leaders, whose service stretches back to the administrations of County Executives Jim Robey and Ken Ulman, noted that the safety of Howard County is heading in a troubling direction. 

“Every day, more and more people are hearing our message and joining our team,” said Kittleman.  “I appreciate the incredible support of Howard County’s public safety leaders who have successfully kept our communities safe for so many years, and they know if we want to change the current direction, it starts at the top.”

All agreed that Kittleman is the person who can get the county back on track.

“It’s clear that our schools, our roads, and our communities have become less safe in recent years,” said Kittleman.“We will work together to protect the county so that it can be a place where all can live, work, learn and play together.”

Former Howard County Police officials who have already endorsed Allan Kittleman include:

  • Gary Gardner, former Police Chief appointed by County Executive Allan Kittleman
  • Bill McMahon, former Police Chief appointed by County Executive Ken Ulman
  • Wayne Livesay, former Police Chief appointed by County Executive Jim Robey
  • Ellsworth Jones, former Major
  • Mary Levy, former Major
  • Daniel Coon, former Captain
  • Jeff Spaulding, former Captain
  • John Newnan, former Captain
  • Bianca Francoeur, former Detective

Joining these endorsements, are 3 additional Fire Chiefs and Howard County’s former Emergency Management Director:

Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (DFRS)

  • Bill Anuszewski, former DFRS Chief appointed by County Executive Calvin Ball
  • Daniel Merson, former DFRS Chief appointed by County Executive Allan Kittleman
  • Joe Herr, former DFRS Chief appointed by County Executive Jim Robey
  • Former Howard County Emergency Management Director Ryan Miller

Quotes from Public Safety Leaders

Fire and Rescue Services

“I am deeply concerned about the current politicization of Howard County’s public safety agencies,” said Bill Anuszewski. “Allan has always been the person who put politics aside and focused on what our community needs. That is the exact kind of leadership Howard County deserves and why I am pleased to support Allan Kittleman for County Executive.”

“I have lived in Howard County all my life, and I’m truly concerned about the current direction our county is going in,” said Daniel Merson. “Allan is one of those leaders who empowers employees to always do what’s best for our communities, regardless of politics. I believe that is the type of leadership our county is missing right now, and why I am supporting Allan Kittleman for Howard County Executive.” 

“I had the pleasure of working with Allan during the 2016 flooding in Ellicott City,” said Joe Herr. “He put politics aside to work with the local Democratic Councilmember, and ensured our top priority was meeting the needs of Ellicott City’s residents and businesses. That is the type of leadership Howard County needs, and why I am supporting Allan Kittleman to be the next County Executive.”

Emergency Management

“A record-breaking blizzard and tornado, then back-to-back flash floods – I worked with Allan through some of the most difficult disasters in Howard County history,” said Ryan Miller. “In the toughest hours of these events, I observed unmatched integrity and a singular focus on putting our residents first. These characteristics are needed now more than ever, and this is why I continue to support Allan for Howard County Executive.”

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