For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Burton, 202-494-7163
June 12, 2020

Ellicott City – Statement from Judge John Kuchno now that the primary election results are in.

“It has been an honor serving as a judge in Howard County, and I am very grateful for the outpouring of support from voters throughout the county during the primary election. It was my first time ever running for office, and I thank the voters who showed their confidence in me. It’s now on to the general election in November.

I also again want to thank Governor Larry Hogan for his confidence in my experience, integrity, and skills when he appointed me to the bench. Thanks also to Attorney General Brian Frosh and other Democratic leaders who are endorsing me to remain serving the people of Howard County on the Circuit Court. They stand behind me not just because I am the only experienced judge in this race but because I have a record of which Howard County can be proud.


America is facing difficult times, and now more than ever we need to be united to keep good judges in the courthouse, where equal justice applies to all who come before the court. What matters is having a judge who demonstrates fairness, integrity, and a record of protecting and respecting the rights of every person.

Having received the most votes of any Judicial candidate, I look forward to the continued bipartisan support of Howard County voters and our community, business, and political leadership. I am confident that Howard County will continue to appreciate and want my service. On to November, and please hang onto your lawn signs! “