Harford County Republican Chairman Howell Drops Out of State Senate Race; Supports Cassilly

From Derek J. Howell:

I would like to thank my family, friends and all of my supporters for their hard work and the generous support they have given to my campaign for the Maryland State Senate. Circumstances, however, have changed for me since I decided to run for the senate this past August. After much prayer and consultation with family, friends and supporters, I have made the difficult decision to end my campaign for the Maryland State Senate.

I am grateful to so many of you for your relentless support and dedication. As someone who teaches Law and Political Science, including a State and Local Government course, at nearby University, it is refreshing to know that there are citizens who care enough about their community and State to get involved and support good candidates. I would also like to recognize Bob Cassilly for the hard work he has put into his campaign. Bob and I agreed from the very beginning that we would run our campaigns as gentlemen. He and I have lived up to that commitment. I will be supporting Bob, and I know, if elected, he will represent the citizens of Harford County well in the Maryland State Senate.

If you have any questions, concerns or comments, please email me at dhowell@VoteForHowell.com. Thank you.

Derek J. Howell


  1. says

    My sincere thanks to Derek for his support and friendship and for the hard work he has done in building Harford County’s Republican party. I wish Derek and his family all the best and look forward to his help on my campaign for the Senate.
    Bob Cassilly
    Republican Candidate for
    Maryland Senate, District 34

  2. George Willbury says

    Fortunately for the people of Harford County, neither of these men are going to make it to Annapolis.

  3. Backroom Deal? says

    Did Derek realize the establishment was never backing him and cut a deal to land a job in the State’s Attorney’s office? Developing…