Benoit: I'll Run for County Exec or Nothing
The councilman for District 4 said he'll make a decision on whether to enter the race for county executive in 2014 by the end of the year.
Anne Arundel County Council member Jamie Benoit (D-District 4) said he is considering running for county executive when his term runs out, but has not made up his mind.
Benoit, whose second term on the Council expires in 2014, said he will run for the county’s top office or not pursue another elected office at all.
“I will run for nothing, or I will run for county executive,” he said. “Just give me a couple of months to figure it out.”
Benoit spoke Thursday at a meeting of the 33rd District Democratic Club in Odenton. He has long been rumored to have aspirations for higher office, and did explore a run for the Democratic nomination for the Congressional 4th District before deciding against entering the race.
Benoit said family considerations will play a role in his thinking. Benoit’s wife, Kari, recently gave birth to their third child.