About Jonathan Shurberg
Note: If you are looking for a more in-depth bio, click here. My Wikipedia page will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about me – from where I went to high school to the names and ages of my kids. For those of you (hopefully most!) who are more interested in my content and only wandered here out of curiosity, read on!
Who is the man behind The Scramble? I am a lawyer, politician, community activist and Democratic Party partisan from beautiful Silver Spring, Maryland. After suppressing my political humor for a year while running for State Delegate, I started this blog to publish my unfiltered thoughts about Maryland politics. I began posting in March 2015 – a perfect time, as Barbara Mikulski had just announced that she would not be running for reelection. The maelstrom of news gave me plenty to write about – and brought readers to my blog in droves. In a month, the site received 10,000 hits. In the first four months, there were over 40,000 page views.
Since then it’s taken off. I’ve broken stories, analyzed campaign narratives and data, written about important policy issues facing Montgomery County, the State of Maryland, and the country, and been linked to by outlets as varied as the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Bethesda Magazine, Daily Kos, Roll Call, Congressional Quarterly and most recently New York Magazine. Almost 40,000 unique visitors have now racked up almost 150,000 page views in just over 10 months.
My goal is to deliver fresh, interesting content to my readers – and I’m always looking for tips. To get in contact with me, leave a comment, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.