The two-term Republican state delegate plans to announce his 2014 campaign on May 2.
Friday, April 26, 2013
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 …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The former candidate for U.S. Senate made the announcement on Monday afternoon on his Facebook page that he would not be running for county executive.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
A Cape St. Claire resident was among Leopold's alleged political enemies.
Maryland's American Civil Liberties Union has sued Anne Arundel County, its police department and indicted County Executive John Leopold for refusing to turn over files allegedly compiled by county police on Leopold's "enemies." "The facts are clear that Anne Arundel County Executive Leopold ordered his executive detail and other county employees to try to dig up dirt on those he perceived as political rivals, as well as women who complained that he harassed or discriminated against them," said Deborah Jeon, legal director for Maryland's ACLU in a statement. "The time has come for Mr. Leopold and the County to come clean about how, why, and against whom these illegal activities were carried out." Joanna Conti, a Cape St. Claire resident …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Broadneck and Severna Park's County Councilman outlines his activity in October on the County Council and in local communities.
The following is from the November edition of a monthly column written by Anne Arundel County Councilman Dick Ladd (R-5th District), a resident of the Broadneck peninsula. It is edited by Patch for style. Thanks to everyone who voted recently, especially for working your way through all 22 ballot questions. Referendums are an increasingly important tool for our democratic process to ensure fidelity in action on contentious issues. In recent weeks, the County Council has focused on adjustments to current policy: Considering situations requiring mandatory reimbursement for legal support provided and for settlements paid by the County for legal actions against County employees; limiting the number of unions available for County employees to …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Broadneck's Councilman said he is not in favor of a ballot item that would restrict the executive's line-item veto authority.
The following is from the October edition of a monthly column written by Anne Arundel County Councilman Dick Ladd (R-5th District), a resident of the Broadneck peninsula. It is edited by Patch for style. The 2012 election will soon be here. I hope and strongly encourage all of you to exercise our dearest right—the right to vote. In addition to our choices for national level office holders, there will be numerous referendum issues to consider: Four state and 15 county issues. Of the 15 County issues, the first six merit some elaboration, utilizing material from the Office of Law. Those ballot questions would: A vote against the amendment keeps the budget submission date April 15 and the adoption date June 1. A vote against will reject …
Monday, November 1, 2010
Conti, Shay and incumbent Leopold all hope to be elected County Executive.
Anne Arundel County residents on Tuesday will elect one of three candidates to represent them as county executive. Candidates include Republican incumbent John R. Leopold and challengers Democrat Joanna Conti and Green Party candidate Mike Shay. Leopold is running for his second term in the county's top seat with a campaign slogan of "Promises Made. Promises Kept"—pointing out that he accomplished many if not all of the things he campaigned on in 2006 after serving 20 years in the House of Delegates. "I've been very successful in achieving the things I set out to accomplish. We got the panhandlers off the roads, cracked down on illegal immigration … and cut spending by $60 million," he said. Leopold said he hopes to continue accomplishing …