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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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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Two Fun(ny) Stories on the Trail Saturday

Two Fun(ny) Stories on the Trail Saturday

A vast majority of my interactions, and my team’s with people we meet at their doors are extremely positive. Of course there are a few folks who mistake us for people selling stuff and ask us to go away. There are also a host of fun and funny interactions. Yesterday was a day particularly filled with those for me and my wife, Margaret as we knocked doors together. Here are two:

In the midst of a in-depth conversation on a host of issues, we arrived at …

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In my own words… Q&A with the HoCo LWV

In my own words… Q&A with the HoCo LWV

Thank you to the League of Women Voters for bringing unvarnished information to the community so citizens can make well-informed voting decisions. Please view and share this short, 3-question interview the LWV videoed. Click here to see the videos. 

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Over 115 People Turn Out to Support Jon

Over 115 People Turn Out to Support Jon

I’m honored that over 115 people representing every element of our community came out to show their support. People from the education, public safety, business, political, and non-profit sectors turned out, demonstrating the wide support for my County Council campaign. I have worked with many community organizations, businesses, and our elected representatives to make Howard County a great place. I was overwhelmed by the enthusiasm from the many people who attended. I’m excited to be able to share the strong relationships for the benefit of the people …

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Sharing my plans for the 1st 100 Days

Sharing my plans for the 1st 100 Days

I’ll be rolling out specific ideas and plans for my first 100 days if I’m elected to the Howard County Council. Click here to read more.

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Endorsed by the +1,500 member Howard County Association of Realtors

Endorsed by the +1,500 member Howard County Association of Realtors

I am honored to be the first candidate running for an open seat that the Howard County Association of Realtors has ever endorsed. HCAR’s President, Marilyn Rhodovi summed up the endorsement,

“HCAR believes that [Jon’s] record demonstrates a strong commitment to fostering livable communities, excellent public schools, a strong social services safety net and to promoting economic revitalization and empowering people through economic opportunity.”

This endorsement from over 1,500 HCAR members – many fellow small business owners – combined with the Teachers, Police, Fire and Columbia …

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Sharing My Thoughts at the League of Women Voters Candidate Forum

Sharing My Thoughts at the League of Women Voters Candidate Forum

For nearly 100 years the League of Women Voters has worked to address the important issues of the time and engage voters in Democracy. To quote the Leagues’ website ”The leaders you elect make the decisions that affect you – your job, health care, energy costs, security and more.”

At this forum and in my experience as a business owner, consultant, author, volunteer, and Army officer, I believe I have demonstrated that I am the candidate with the most relevant experience to make decisions in …

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Standing Up and Standing Out at Political Forum

Standing Up and Standing Out at Political Forum

With MikeThe recent Columbia Democratic Club forum highlighted my unique experience and expertise as a business owner and consulting helping to improve government agency performance. I gave a few examples on how, as a Council member, I will work on achieving a strategic balance between the critical elements that make Howard County great – education, public safety, business, and development & infrastructure (which includes transportation).

The Howard County Times’ Amanda Yeager reported the following (in italics) in an article in the March 14, online edition. My …

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A Day With HoCo’s Bravest

A Day With HoCo’s Bravest

On December 21st I had the privilege of spending the day at Howard County Fire & Rescue’s “A Shift” at Station 7 – which serves parts of District 1. The day started at 6:30am with Captain John Merson’s staff meeting to set the stage for the day. After a station tour and orientation to all the equipment I participated in training on rescuing trapped firefighters, helped clean the equipment bays, and ride-along on several calls. During a lull in the action the “A” shift members …

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