A Maryland political campaign consultant is sentenced to jail time. Julius Henson, who was convicted for a notorious robocall during the 2010 gubernatoral campaign, has been found guilty of probation violation.
Henson went into court Thursday confident that he would prevail in a probation violation hearing. Henson was convicted for a campaign violation in the 2010 gubernatorial race, involving a robocall that implied votes were not needed.
The robocall said: “Governor O’ Malley and President Obama have been successful. We’re OK. Relax. Everything is fine. The only thing left is to watch it on TV tonight.”
Henson was sentenced to jail time and probation with the condition he not work in any capacity on a political campaign. A judge ruled Thursday that he violated that condition by entering a race for state Senate and sentenced him to four months in jail. He has 30 days to appeal.
Henson had filed to run against incumbent Sen. Nathaniel McFadden in District 45. Henson’s attorney, Russell Neverdon filed to run as an unaffiliated candidate for Baltimore City State’s Attorney. In November, Neverdon will face the winner of the Democratic primary between incumbent Gregg Bernstein and Marilyn Mosby.
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.