2014 Endorsements

Ken Ulman, Howard County Executive

"Jon understands the importance of keeping our business climate strong in Howard County while prioritizing the areas that have strengthened our quality of life including, education and public safety. He is in tune with the needs of District 1 and will be a great addition to the County Council."

Jon Weinstein for Howard County Council
2014-09-27T11:00:43+00:00
"Jon understands the importance of keeping our business climate strong in Howard County while prioritizing the areas that have strengthened our quality of life including, education and public safety. He is in tune with the needs of District 1 and will be a great addition to the County Council."

The Baltimore Sun Editorial Board

I am honored by The Baltimore Sun endorsement for the County Council. This endorsement is based on an intensive in-person interview by three editors with me and my opponent in the room together where they compared and contrasted our responses to questions on the issues facing Howard County and our plans as members of the Council. Their assessment also included coverage of our respective campaigns throughout this process.
Jon Weinstein for Howard County Council
2014-10-22T19:23:50+00:00
I am honored by The Baltimore Sun endorsement for the County Council. This endorsement is based on an intensive in-person interview by three editors with me and my opponent in the room together where they compared and contrasted our responses to questions on the issues facing Howard County and our plans as members of the Council. Their assessment also included coverage of our respective campaigns throughout this process.

Allie Ehart, Howard County Police Officer, and Rose Smithmyer, Howard County Firefighter

“Jon is the only District 1 candidate endorsed for County Council by our organizations – the Fraternal Order of Police and the International Association of Fire Fighters. He earned our support by demonstrating his commitment to public safety by riding along with us, talking with our members, and committing to work with us to make Howard County safer.”
Jon Weinstein for Howard County Council
2014-08-26T16:20:45+00:00
“Jon is the only District 1 candidate endorsed for County Council by our organizations – the Fraternal Order of Police and the International Association of Fire Fighters. He earned our support by demonstrating his commitment to public safety by riding along with us, talking with our members, and committing to work with us to make Howard County safer.”

Gretchen Shuey, Historic Ellicott City Business Owner

“I have known Jon for years as a customer, fellow business-owner, and friend. I have seen first-hand his hard work in the Historic District
and his commitment to improving our broader community; he truly understands the needs of Main Street’s business owners. As a parent, I know how deeply he supports education and our teachers. I support Jon for the experience and commitment he will bring to the County Council.”
Jon Weinstein for Howard County Council
2014-08-26T16:21:51+00:00
“I have known Jon for years as a customer, fellow business-owner, and friend. I have seen first-hand his hard work in the Historic District and his commitment to improving our broader community; he truly understands the needs of Main Street’s business owners. As a parent, I know how deeply he supports education and our teachers. I support Jon for the experience and commitment he will bring to the County Council.”

Linda Firman, Ellicott City

“I take my right to vote very seriously, that’s why I’m voting for Jon Weinstein. As a para educator in the Howard County schools I know that he has the knowledge, experience, and vision to move our schools forward.”
Jon Weinstein for Howard County Council
2014-08-22T15:24:13+00:00
“I take my right to vote very seriously, that’s why I’m voting for Jon Weinstein. As a para educator in the Howard County schools I know that he has the knowledge, experience, and vision to move our schools forward.”

Gary and Sara Hamer, Community Activists, Ellicott City

“We support Jon because of his integrity, enthusiasm, and proven ability to focus on complex issues and find creative solutions to government problems.”
Jon Weinstein for Howard County Council
2014-08-26T16:23:03+00:00
“We support Jon because of his integrity, enthusiasm, and proven ability to focus on complex issues and find creative solutions to government problems.”

Wendy Royalty, MSW, HoCo Community Leader

I support Jon Weinstein for County Council because I trust that he will keep Howard County moving in the right direction. He believes in making government responsive and efficient and ensuring equal opportunity for all of Howard County's citizens.

Jon Weinstein for Howard County Council
2014-09-26T22:04:37+00:00
I support Jon Weinstein for County Council because I trust that he will keep Howard County moving in the right direction. He believes in making government responsive and efficient and ensuring equal opportunity for all of Howard County's citizens.

Phil Whitebloom, Elkridge Resident and Business Executive

“Local politics is a place where one person can truly make a difference. I am supporting Jon Weinstein because I know that he will make a “positive” difference. I have known Jon for more than 15 years and I have had the privilege to work with him on community issues. Jon listens to what people are saying, then takes what he hears, identify the issues, and develop and implement an action plan. As a member of the Howard County Council I know that Jon will take action to support Elkridge and Ellicott City and he will not pause to analyze the politics of his move. Jon will move forward in the best interest of our District and the County as a whole.”
Jon Weinstein for Howard County Council
2014-08-26T16:23:52+00:00
“Local politics is a place where one person can truly make a difference. I am supporting Jon Weinstein because I know that he will make a “positive” difference. I have known Jon for more than 15 years and I have had the privilege to work with him on community issues. Jon listens to what people are saying, then takes what he hears, identify the issues, and develop and implement an action plan. As a member of the Howard County Council I know that Jon will take action to support Elkridge and Ellicott City and he will not pause to analyze the politics of his move. Jon will move forward in the best interest of our District and the County as a whole.”

Conrad Brookhart, 24-year HCPSS Teacher

"As a long-time teacher at Elkridge Elementary and Jon’s friend and neighbor, I know he is the right person to represent Elkridge in the County Council. I have heard the passion in his voice and commitment through his actions to the issues that are important to Elkridge - great schools, top-notch public facilities, and safe neighborhoods. I hope you’ll join me in my support for Jon."
Jon Weinstein for Howard County Council
2014-08-22T16:02:32+00:00
"As a long-time teacher at Elkridge Elementary and Jon’s friend and neighbor, I know he is the right person to represent Elkridge in the County Council. I have heard the passion in his voice and commitment through his actions to the issues that are important to Elkridge - great schools, top-notch public facilities, and safe neighborhoods. I hope you’ll join me in my support for Jon."

Gregory Der, President, Howard County Police Officers Association, FOP Lodge #21

“Jon Weinstein has taken the time and made the effort to understand the needs of Law Enforcement and the commitment and dedication needed to make Howard County a safe place to live, work and raise a family. We are proud to endorse and support Jon Weinstein for Howard County Council District 1.”
Jon Weinstein for Howard County Council
2014-08-26T16:22:16+00:00
“Jon Weinstein has taken the time and made the effort to understand the needs of Law Enforcement and the commitment and dedication needed to make Howard County a safe place to live, work and raise a family. We are proud to endorse and support Jon Weinstein for Howard County Council District 1.”

Jim Hyatt, Elkridge Resident and Business Owner

“As a Business Owner, Real Estate Professional and Elkridge resident, I am confident Jon will bringing his business knowledge and relevant experience as a leader in our community to the County Council. He is a person I trust to listen to us and represent Elkridge’s interests.”
Jon Weinstein for Howard County Council
2014-08-26T16:22:39+00:00
“As a Business Owner, Real Estate Professional and Elkridge resident, I am confident Jon will bringing his business knowledge and relevant experience as a leader in our community to the County Council. He is a person I trust to listen to us and represent Elkridge’s interests.”

Mi Schill Kim, Ellicott City Business Owner

“Jon Weinstein will bring his background as a small business owner and his involvement in our schools and community to the Howard County Council. I know Jon will be a great asset on the council and a strong advocate for all of us.”
Jon Weinstein for Howard County Council
2014-08-26T16:23:25+00:00
“Jon Weinstein will bring his background as a small business owner and his involvement in our schools and community to the Howard County Council. I know Jon will be a great asset on the council and a strong advocate for all of us.”

Marilyn Rhodovi, President, Howard County Association of Realtors

“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.”
Jon Weinstein for Howard County Council
2014-08-26T16:21:31+00:00
“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.”

Stephanie Masters, Howard County Educator

“As a special educator I am really impressed by Jon’s knowledge of the community, our schools and the needs of all educators. Jon eloquently answered our questions and engaged in meaningful conversation about the priorities of educators. I am very excited to have a real partner on the County Council moving forward.”
Jon Weinstein for Howard County Council
2014-08-26T16:20:14+00:00
“As a special educator I am really impressed by Jon’s knowledge of the community, our schools and the needs of all educators. Jon eloquently answered our questions and engaged in meaningful conversation about the priorities of educators. I am very excited to have a real partner on the County Council moving forward.”

Paul Lemle, President Howard County Education Association 

“We have had a long relationship with Jon, we believe in him, and he stood out as the most informed candidate by a wide margin. He will be a terrific addition to the County Council.”
Jon Weinstein for Howard County Council
2014-08-22T16:02:03+00:00
“We have had a long relationship with Jon, we believe in him, and he stood out as the most informed candidate by a wide margin. He will be a terrific addition to the County Council.”

Howard County Times Editorial Board

“Weinstein’s business experience, particularly his experience in public-private partnerships and his service on the county’s spending affordability committee stand out.”
Jon Weinstein for Howard County Council
2014-08-22T15:25:03+00:00
“Weinstein’s business experience, particularly his experience in public-private partnerships and his service on the county’s spending affordability committee stand out.”