Baltimore Sun, HoCo Times, & Columbia Flier Endorse Jon for County Council

Baltimore Sun, HoCo Times, & Columbia Flier Endorse Jon for County Council

I am honored to earn The Baltimore Sun, Howard County Times, and Columbia Flier endorsements for County Council. These endorsements are based on an intensive in-person interview by three editors with me and my opponent in the room together. The meeting enabled them to compare and contrast our responses to questions on issues facing Howard County and our plans as members of the Council. Their assessment also included coverage of our respective campaigns throughout this election cycle.

Since launching my County Council campaign I have focused on listening to and engaging with constituents in District …

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Help Us Reach the Finish Line! Click to Read the Latest from the Campaign

Help Us Reach the Finish Line! Click to Read the Latest from the Campaign

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First 100 Days (#7) – Establish Joint Committee with Baltimore County

First 100 Days (#7) – Establish Joint Committee with Baltimore County

Establish Joint Committee with Baltimore County districts (1 and 4) adjoining Ellicott City and Elkridge to address issues of mutual concern, interest, and action. The group would collaborate and coordinate on activities related to homelessness, parklands, history, and flooding.

Homelessness – Helping the people that move between the counties along Routes 40 & 1 and between Historic Ellicott City and Oella. This is a long-standing issue and coordination is required to find more effective approaches to addressing homelessness in this area.
Parklands – Patapsco State Park is an incredible asset shared …

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Honored by Endorsement from the African Americans in Howard County

On Thursday, October 16, the African Americans in Howard County organization released their candidates endorsements. I am honored to have been selected at the group’s choice for the County County District 1 seat. This organization has a long history of civic engagement, addressing issues and presenting ideas to benefit all of us in Howard County. I look forward to working with them on the important issues of the day and over the next four years.

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Why did I earn the HCEA’s Endorsement?

Why did I earn the HCEA’s Endorsement?

Paul Lemle, President of the Howard County Education Association sent the following email to the organization’s members providing a few reasons for why I earned their endorsement.

Dear Colleague,

As you know, HCEA recommends candidates who support YOU, our students and our school system.  We have endorsed Jon Weinstein for County Council district 1 (the seat being vacated by Courtney Watson).  Jon has been committed to our schools since moving with his wife, Margaret and sons, Zach and Ben to Howard County over 18 years ago.   He …

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“How You Earned My Vote”

The following text is copied verbatim from an email I received this week from a future constituent. I often get inquiries via my website and I endeavor to contact each person, preferably by phone if they provide that information. Here is the result of an exchange earlier this week…

Jon,

i believe you earned my vote yesterday.  And you should know why.

I sent an inquiry on Monday through your website about the cost of education and about keeping seniors in Howard County and …

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A Message from Margaret Weinstein

My wife, Margaret asked to share some thoughts for people to consider as they make their voting decision. Click here to read her post.

 

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Great Conversations at Elkridge Meet & Greet

Great Conversations at Elkridge Meet & Greet

An intimate group of 15 neighbors came out to share their thoughts about Elkridge and Howard County at the Elkridge home of Tina & Jim Hyatt. Delegate Jimmy Malone, who represents Elkridge in Annapolis, was there to kick things off and show his support for my candidacy. Delegate Malone asked everyone to vote for Jon to “… keep the momentum going in Elkridge, building upon the progress made on the new schools, Troy Hill Park, library, and fire station.” He added, “Jon has the passion and commitment to help the residents of …

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First 100 days (#6) – Coordinate Action on Historic EC Flooding

First 100 days (#6) – Coordinate Action on Historic EC Flooding

Create, convene, and lead an Ellicott City Flooding Working Group to act on initiatives identified to reduce flooding in the historic district and other parts of community. The EC Working Group would be comprised of key stakeholders at the local, state, and federal levels and would bring together the necessary expertise to review, select, and implement initiatives. Working Group members will include residents, property owners, community organizations (e.g., EC Partnership), and relevant government organizations (e.g., the Office of Emergency Management, Department of Public Works, Historic District Commission, Office of Environmental Sustainability, Department …

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First 100 days (#5) – “Fueling Student Success” Program

First 100 days (#5) – “Fueling Student Success” Program

Enlist local gas stations to voluntarily contribute 1-2 cents/gallon to be directed toward adding bus service from the County’s middle and high schools for students participating in after school programs; using gas purchases to fuel greater extracurricular participation.

UPDATE (10-1-2014): I have already had some interest from a few gas stations for this “Fueling Student Success” program idea. I can envision the school system promote this in some way (like they do the box top for education and restaurant-based fund raisers) to encourage families to use participating stations. …

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