Last summer, I wrote that former Baltimore County Councilman Joe Bartenfelder, who owns farmland on the Eastern Shore, was reportedly being recruited by Democrats to run for Jeannie Haddaway’s House seat or E.J.Pipkin’s old Senate seat. Bartenfelder, who lost in the Democratic primary for Baltimore County Executive in 2010, also served as a delegate in District 8 in the past. There were previous reports he might run in District 8 this year.
However, I’m hearing now that Bartenfelder may be running for the District 37 Senate seat now held by Richard Colburn. Cheryl Everman previously filed as a Democrat to run for that seat but I hear she may be dropping out. Colburn has been in the news recently for reports of ethical problems and for his wife filing for divorce and alleging an affair with a former aide. Numerous Republicans have been mentioned and ruled out (so far) as potential opponents against Colburn in the primary.
Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.