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Council To Vote on New County Exec on Feb. 21

Those interested in the job for county executive in Anne Arundel County must submit an application by Feb. 15.

The Anne Arundel County Council has posted its procedures for appointing the next county executive, following John Leopold's resignation last week. 

Anyone interested in applying for the job has until noon on Feb. 15 to submit a resume to Elizabeth Jones, the administrative officer to the council. Applicants must also submit a financial disclosure statement and answers to a questionnaire (available here).

The council will interview candidates and vote on a resolution to appoint the new county executive at a public hearing on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. The council will vote on candidates until one receives a simple majority of four votes.

Applicants must have been registered as a Republican for at least the last 12 months, must be at least 25 years old and have lived in Anne Arundel County for at least four years. 

Justin Cramer February 05, 2013 at 04:33 PM
I understand that Grasso and Walker are going to apply for the position then vote on the appointment/ Is this not a clear and evident conflict of interest? Do these two seriously think that somehow they can circumvent ethics rules and wreck havoc on the appointment process for their own personal gain? What kind of representatives do we have? Are they all opportunistic, power hungry fools? I encourage all to send Walker and Grasso messages that remind them they are not above the law and ethics rules and that you WILL remember their attempt to prostitute our democratic system for their own power gain in 2014.
George Patterson February 05, 2013 at 06:40 PM
Walker and Grasso are not worthy of their chair and vice chair positions on council. In fact, they are not worthy councilmen, period. To make a mockery of this serious situation in our county is nothing less than gross negligence on their part to perform their duties and councilmen. If they actual apply for this position and do not recuse themselves, I hope charges against them will follow. They cannot be allowed to get away with such a gross breech of ethics and practical adherence to the law.
hawkeye February 05, 2013 at 08:19 PM
There are so many back room deals going on that it would make your head spin. However, it doesn't necessarily mean it's limited to two people, or that anyone is going to be circumventing the system that was put in place by a vote of the people in November.

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