Monday, February 4, 2013
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman was reportedly locked out of the Super Bowl during the power outage at the Superdome.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman went down to New Orleans to watch the Baltimore Ravens play in the Super Bowl along with his brother Doug Ulman and his father Lou. Ulman's brother Doug, the CEO of Livestrong, had acquired the tickets, according to Sam O'Neil, an Ulman administration official. But when the lights went out just after the start of the third quarter, it was Ulman who was out in the dark—he was locked out of the building, according to an Explore Howard report. Ulman told Explore Howard he had gone outside to call his wife, when the power went out, and the stadium went into lockdown. "I turned around, the building was dark and they locked the doors," Ulman told the paper. "It was bizarre." Once power was restored, Ulman was …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Howard County Executive said progress in the county is a model for the state in his State of the County address.
County Executive Ken Ulman proclaimed that Howard County’s investments in education, sustainability and public health have made it a model for the rest of the state in his State of the County address on Thursday. Addressing a room filled with businesspeople at Turf Valley in Ellicott City, Ulman joked about social media and shouted-out to the Ravens. But he also focused on the county’s lowest unemployment rate in the state and its Triple-A bond rating. “It is important to note that none of these accomplishments have been achieved by accident,” said Ulman. “They all happen by design. They are the result of the decisions we have made together.” “Through our choices and our decisions, we have created a model for Maryland,” said Ulman. In …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman now has $2.13 million in available campaign cash, but trails at least one expected gubernatorial candidate.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman announced Wednesday that he raised $1.14 million in campaign donations in 2012, giving him a total of $2.13 million. The $1.14 million raised in 2012 is a slight increase from his 2011 total when he took in $1.06 million. “I am humbled and grateful that so many people have chosen to support our vision for progress, economic growth, common sense and innovative solutions,” Ulman said in a statement. “I believe Maryland is the greatest state in the country, and I will continue to work hard to help us fulfill our potential.” Ulman is considered by many to be a candidate for governor in 2014, as he cannot run for Howard County Executive again due to term limits. Other Democratic candidates thought to be …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Howard County Executive said he'd also support restrictions on magazine size.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman said Monday he'd support a ban on assault weapons and regulations on gun magazine size as public officials across the country weigh in on gun policy after the deadly school shooting in Connecticut. "We need to have some common sense gun regulation," said Ulman at a press conference inside the George Howard Building in Ellicott City. "I've talked to a lot of friends and a lot of people I know who are very strong supporters of the Second Amendment who have said now is the time," said Ulman. "You've got to take a test to get a driver's license. Hopefully we can agree there ought to be basic steps that ensure people are responsible." Ulman said that banning assault weapons and reducing magazine size is not a…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
After losing a bet, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman said he'd be picking up trash in Prince George's wearing a Redskins jersey.
County Executive Ken Ulman said he plans to be in Prince George's County later this week picking up trash while singing 'Hail to the Redskins' and wearing a Redskins jersey after losing a bet to Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker. Ulman is scheduled to make good on the bet on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Wayne Curry Sports and Learning Center in Landover. In a YouTube video released on Monday, Ulman said, "I'm having a tough, tough day. As you know the Ravens lost, and I lost my bet to [Baker]." Last week, Ulman challenged Baker to a bet that his favorite football team, the Ravens, would beat Baker's Redskins. On Sunday, the Redskins pulled off a 31-28 dramatic come-from-behind win in overtime. Now, Ulman is asking for a …
Friday, November 2, 2012
County Executive Ken Ulman said he would vote Friday.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman wrote in a blog post Friday that he was going to vote for school board candidates Janet Siddiqui, Jackie Scott and Ellen Flynn Giles as part of early voting at the Florence Bain Center on Friday. "I have worked with both Ellen and Janet for a number of years, and I know how committed they are to ensuring our students receive a top-notch education," wrote Ulman on why he made the decision to support those three candidates in a competitive Howard County Board of Education race. "Jackie Scott is a leader who will bring energy and passion to the Board, and I am proud to call her my friend." In addition, Ulman said he would vote yes on Question 4, the Dream Act, Question 6, in support of gay marriage, and …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
20 to 25 million gallons of wastewater entered Little Patuxent during the power outage that began Monday night.
County Executive Ken Ulman said 20 to 25 million gallons of wastewater entered the Little Patuxent River in Savage after the county's wastewater plant's two electricity feeders lost power Monday night during Hurricane Sandy. The Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant lost power at 11 p.m. on Monday and wastewater continued to enter the river until 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, according to Ulman. Once power was restored, the plant was no longer releasing wastewater into the river, according to county officials at the plant on Tuesday. “This is a very serious issue,” said Ulman, standing on top of one of the wastewater tanks next to the river. “We need to work with BGE to get more reliable power here.” He pointed across the river to a woodsy …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Ulman, a 38-year-old Howard County native, is the youngest contender in the hypothetical gubernatorial race.
Monday, October 22, 2012
By JULIE BAUGHMAN Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS - Howard County Executive Ken Ulman attended the Democratic National Convention last month for the fourth time in his career, and the second time as a delegate. While the convention's purpose was to re-elect President Barack Obama, Maryland Democrats spent a lot of time talking about another important upcoming race - the one to replace term-limited Martin O'Malley as governor. Ulman's was one of four names swirling around the rumor mill of potential Democratic candidates in the 2014 race. "I've heard the rumors and I'm doing nothing to dissuade them," Ulman said. "I'm honored that people mention my name ... to me it means that people think we've done a good job in Howard County." Baltimore…
Monday, July 23, 2012
The county executive will invite resident to ask him questions Monday night.
Do you have an issue you wish county government would resolve? Or is there something great it’s already doing, and you want to shine a light on it? Tonight (Monday) is your chance. County Executive Ken Ulman is holding his sixth annual public forum, where six county department heads will join him. The event starts at 7 p.m. and is at the Robinson Nature Center in Columbia, at 6692 Cedar Ln. Last year, the forum started a county-wide discussion on the diversity of the Howard County school board. Tell us your questions for Ulman in our comment section too. What issues would YOU like to see raised? Elkridge Patch Editor Elizabeth Janney will be covering the event and reporting on what she hears. Are you on Twitter? Use the hashtag #…