Voting for the Howard County Democratic Central Committee

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Those few of you who read this blog regularly will recall that I’m a registered Democrat, and therefore one of my missions (should I choose to accept it) is voting for members of the Howard County Democratic Central Committee. I normally pass on this, as in the past I’ve had no idea who any of these people are. However since I’ve been reading a number of local blogs focused on politics and have been doing a fair amount of Howard County blogging myself, I thought it was incumbent on me to bone up on the Central Committee candidates, especially if any of them are especially good (or bad) people to have on the committee.

Comparing the current Central Committee members (officers and others) to the 18 candidates listed on the county candidate list and doing some Google searching, it looks like we have the following:

If any of you out there would like to tell me which candidates I should vote for and why, please add a comment below or send me email. Note that I’ll put the most reliance on recommendations from people I know already, including my fellow bloggers and those who’ve commented previously on my blog.

Some other notes:

  • To the Central Committee candidates: I don’t do political endorsements on this blog, so I’ll be keeping to myself whatever decisions I come to regarding which candidates I’ll vote for.

  • To Jonathan Branch, Abby Hendrix, Clarence Lam, and Ethan Moore: Thanks for having an actual online campaign presence (and special props to Clarence Lam for actual campaign videos).

  • To Rich Corkran: Don’t you think it’s time to update that web site?

  • To Bill Adams, Diane Banner, and Jerry Lozupone: You’re invisible to Google, and thus invisible to me.

  • To local Democratic activists: I’m sorry, my work and family situation prevents me from participating actively in local Democratic party events. A blog post every couple of weeks is about as much as I can manage.

  • To the Western Howard County Democratic Club: Your web site is busted; trying to go directly to the endorsements page gives an error (though the results are still displayed on the main page).

  • To the Columbia Democratic Club: You have a web site and a Facebook page, and didn’t see fit to use either of them to list whom you endorsed? (I got my endorsement information from the candidates’ web sites, for those who had one.)

  • To African Americans in Howard County (the group AAIHC, not every Afri—you know what I mean): Do you have any actual online presence? All I ever see of AAIHC is second-hand information from blogs and news stories.