Trent Kittleman, widow of former State Senator Bob Kittleman, is openly discussing the possibility of challenging Ken Ulman in the 2010 county executive race. According to this story by Larry Carson in The Sun today, Ms Kittleman said she is “forming an exploratory committee to see if I can raise an adequate amount of money.”
The going price for the county executive race is roughly a million bucks. Raising that kind of money requires a marquee name and political capital as well. These are two things that Trent certainly has. Assuming that she can raise the money she likely could give Ken a real contest.
“Kittleman, 64, of West Friendship, is a lawyer and former congressional staffer who served as both deputy transportation secretary under Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr, a Republican, and later as president and CEO of the Maryland Transportation Authority, leaving office after Ehrlich's 2006 defeat.”
She’s hip to the brave new world of social networking too. Unlike Bob Flannagan who is challenging Courtney Watson for the District 1 council seat, Trent is already on Facebook.
But does she twitter?