On the same day word gets out that Ken Timmerman is not running in District 4 (because he’s running for Lt. Governor on the ticket of Charles Lollar), another Republican candidate files for the already crowded race.
Barrie Ciliberti was a Delegate from Montgomery County from 1995-1999. He has been a college professor and is a member of the hard left American Association of University Professors. Since moving to Frederick County, Ciliberti has already unsuccessfully run for the county Board of Education. He has served as special assistant for ethnic affairs for the Republican National Committee.
With Timmerman out and Ciliberti in, it may mean a bit of a taller order for candidate David Vogt, who has never run for office before aside from the congressional campaign he withdrew from. Other candidates include incumbent delegates Kelly Schulz and Kathy Afzali. Wendi Peters is also a candidate.
The fact Ciliberti couldn’t manage to win a seat on the board of education would seem to indicate he might have trouble in this primary – especially with his background as a college professor and a member of the AAUP.
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.