As I previously reported, the Lollar campaign sent out a mess of a media advisory Wednesday night saying that he would be announcing his running mate Monday morning on a poorly-watched local morning show on a Baltimore television station. Lollar and his running mate will file after that.
Lollar has been rejected by at least four people in the past, including his final pick. Lollar was rejected by Brandon Rippeon, Laura Neuman, and Ron George. He may also have asked Kelly Schulz. The Lollar campaign’s inability to keep a secret lets me now reveal to you who his running mate will be.
A candidate who had been rumored as Lollar’s running mate and reportedly said no at least once was Ken Timmerman. Timmerman, who had most recently been mentioned as a candidate for Delegate in District 4, can probably be described as an on-again, off-again candidate for Lollar’s running mate.
Ken Timmerman will be Charles Lollar’s running mate who will be announced Monday morning.
Timmerman had been looking at renting an apartment in Urbana so he could run for the House in District 4 (Update: he moved to Urbana last weekend.) His prospects there would have likely been fighting it out with David Vogt to see who finished last. I had also heard that at least one Frederick County elected official had told Timmerman to not bother with moving to the county to run for Delegate.
Timmerman’s motivations for running for Delegate were said to be related to his need for health insurance and he has had to drastically reduce the asking price for his home that’s been for sale for close to a year. While candidates for state office can’t take a salary like the one Lollar paid himself when he ran for Congress, maybe the Lollar campaign can work out some sort of reimbursement scheme (like the one Lollar himself reportedly took advantage of recently) for Timmerman to help him out financially.
Lollar’s ticket now consists of two people who lost congressional bids in the past and neither has been elected to office before.
Ron George has yet to file or announce a running mate either. He will reportedly be naming his running mate Tuesday morning.
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.