One of the more interesting tidbits in Larry Carson’s article about hoco politicos and their bank accounts, was the amount of money raised by Maryann Maher, a Democratic challenger for the House of Delegates in District 9A. The political newcomer has “reported raising $40,679, and had $35,332 left, more than either of the incumbents. Maher got nearly half her money from five large donations from her father and siblings in Florida, the Dominican Republic and Quebec.”
She’s raised more than any challenger for local office including county executive candidate, Trent Kittleman,
Maryann is a pretty interesting lady. She was born in Puerto Rico, holds both a bachelors and master degree in Computer Science, has two kids in the Howard County Public Schools (just a little younger than Peanut) and a yellow Labrador retriever named Amber.
I’m a sucker for anyone with a Labrador.
The incumbents in 9A are Republicans Gail Bates and Warren Miller each report having raised a little over $27,000. They also have a joint account with just over $4,000. Gail and Warren pretty much run as a team. They even share a campaign website.
But why is Warren wearing a blue t-shirt?