Monday, March 11, 2013
Laura Neuman will be the guest speaker at Tuesday's meeting of the Greater Crofton Council.
New Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman will make her first public appearance in Crofton on Tuesday. Neuman will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Greater Crofton Council, to be held at the community center at the Village at Waugh Chapel. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and Neuman is scheduled to speak for 30 minutes. The Anne Arundel County Council appointed Neuman on Feb. 22. She filled the vacancy left by John R. Leopold, who resigned following his conviction on misconduct charges.
Friday, February 22, 2013
The chief executive officer of Howard County’s Economic Development Authority will be sworn into office at 10 a.m. Friday in Annapolis.
UPDATE (11:45 a.m.)—Laura Neuman, who was selected to be the new county executive, was greeted with a rush of applause moments after she received a majority vote Thursday from the Anne Arundel County Council. Neuman, 46, is a native of Anne Arundel County and the CEO of the Howard County Economic Development Authority. She gave a rousing speech during her interview with council members on Thursday night, laying her whole life bare—her trials and successes in making her own way in the world. Neuman earned a master's in business administration without a high school diploma or undergraduate degree, worked at T. Rowe Price, and Hilton Hotels before earning a name for herself in Maryland. "It is truly an honor to serve," Neuman said after she …
Friday, February 15, 2013
The Anne Arundel County Council will interview applicants and make a selection on Feb. 21.
There were zero on Wednesday and five on Thursday, but by the noon deadline on Friday, 16 candidates had filled out applications to be the next Anne Arundel county executive. The following list of applicants was provided by Anne Arundel County Council's administrative officer Elizabeth Jones: Five of the candidates were at a forum in Odenton on Thursday night, and Patch has video footage of each making their pitch for the position. The council is scheduled to interview applicants and select a new county executive at 7 p.m. on Feb. 21. The meeting is open to the public and will be broadcast live. For information on your local government channel, check the Anne Arundel County website.
Five Republicans looking to be appointed as the next Anne Arundel county executive spoke in Odenton Thursday night. The county council will hold a meeting on Feb. 21 to vote on candidates.
Five Republicans seeking to be the next Anne Arundel county executive spoke before a packed house in Odenton Thursday, with the county council just days away from voting to appoint a successor to John Leopold. The candidates included a state delegate, a former first lady, a former Marine and businessman, a former state trooper, and a past head of the county’s Department of Recreation and Parks. They represented more than half of the nine candidates who have publicly stated an interest in the position, though potential candidates can apply until noon Friday. By law, all of the candidates are Republican and live in Anne Arundel County. Those that spoke Thursday included: Kendel Ehrlich—an attorney and former first lady of Maryland Steve …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Council member from District 4 said he will not seek a new job in politics once his term is up in 2014, but did not rule out a future campaign.
Anne Arundel County Council member Jamie Benoit (D-District 4) said he will not run for county executive in 2014, but did not rule out a bid for political office further into the future. In a letter to supporters and the media, Benoit said he would return to being a private citizen once his Council term is up in 2014. He had long been named as a possible candidate for county executive and acknowledged interest in the position. But he said it was time to take a break from "juggling" his responsibilities of government, business and family. "Serving in office with all the other things going on in my life has been a true juggling act," he said. "While I would very much like to continue juggling, I have concluded that something has to give. …
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
After a failed attempt to override County Executive Leopold's line-item veto of three amendments to the recently-passed binding arbitration bill, union leaders say a court battle is now imminent.
On a night when comprehensive rezoning legislation was the County Council's primary agenda item, the council quietly failed to override County Executive John R. Leopold's line item veto of three amendments to the binding arbitration bill passed two weeks ago. At the council's March 7 meeting, Councilman Jerry Walker (R-7th District) of Gambrills, introduced a series of amendments aimed at bringing the three reluctant Democrats on board with Bill 4-11, which significantly alters the contract negotiation process between public sector employees and the county. The amendments helped secure a bipartisan vote of 7-0. However, just two days later, County Executive Leopold announced that he would strike the amendments using his line-item veto …
Sunday, December 12, 2010
In case you missed it, here's a rundown on a couple of stories that ran on Crofton Patch last week.
As we sit and wonder whether or not it will snow in Crofton this week, how about taking a look back at a few of the stories that you may have missed around town last week. Crofton Patch started the week off with coverage of two annual PTA events with festive, holiday themes. Crofton Meadows Elementary held a Winter Festival and Crofton Elementary hosted a Holly Jolly Workshop. Columnist Cindy Drabick responded to one reader's question about the fate of Jasper's Restaurant in her weekly 'Ask Patch' column on Monday. Swearing in ceremonies also took place early last week and we ushered in a new city council and county executive. With thoughts of warm weather far off on the calendar, we included a travel story about Great Wolf Lodge in …