Rare is it that I post on another local blog's posts, but I'm going to do so on this morning's post in HoCoRising. HoCo Rising Guy himself, Tom Coale, who I still think looks like he could be Stephen Strasburg's older brother, is hosting a "Reception for Ellicott City" on June 18. I am going to attend!
From his post, this sounds, smells, tastes, feels and looks like a campaign kickoff of some sort. But for what?
There are a number of interesting possibilities. First off, Tom become a registered Democrat a couple of years ago, so that answers THAT question. So I guess County Council could be one possibility. If memory serves Tom lives in District 1, and that would prove a very interesting Democratic primary in Council District 1. I also think he resides in the new State Legislative District, 9A. Or, Tom is an attorney, so I suppose that there could possibly be a candidacy for State's Attorney or some courthouse slot in the offing. Or, as a very involved local activist, and with a base of support from Dorsey's Search, a very high-percentage turnout area, he could bring his CA Board experience to help solve some problems on the Howard County Board of Education. There are several ways this thing could go.
I have not communicated with Tom about what this whole thing may be about, and certainly not what he may be running for. But I think I know. And I am not saying! But when more is revealed, I shall opine on Mr. Coale's credentials, which are considerable.
Looking forward to the 18th!