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16 Hopefuls Apply for County Executive Seat

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:

  • Tom Angelis, former executive candidate
  • Phil Bissett, former state delegate
  • David Cordle, former Annapolis alderman
  • Ingrid Dean
  • Kendel Ehrlich, former first lady of Maryland
  • Ron Elfenbein, former state senate candidate for District 30
  • John Gary, former county executive
  • John R. Hammond, acting county executive
  • Rick Hoover, a Glen Burnie resident
  • Patrick Jameson, former state trooper
  • Curtis Kingsland, an Odenton resident
  • Laura Neuman
  • Steven R. Schuh, delegate from Pasadena representing District 31
  • Millard T. Snowden Sr., a Glen Burnie resident.
  • James Wilhelm, former congressional candidate for District 3
  • Derick Young

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

Brenda RHS February 17, 2013 at 09:24 PM
Hammond was part of the administration this past year, not just a budget guy. He was part of the misconduct along with Robey and Hodgson. Ehrlich might make a good state senator, but she lacks the credible business and executive experience. We need to encourage council to vote for the most qualified person. The forum Thursday night demonstrated that none of the "real" applicants would retain any of Leopold's crownies, nor would they pary favors for anyone. The slinging about personal finances and debts owed is sad. I suspect that applicants are not going to be shy about throwing stones in these comment arenas ($700 comment person has a different alias in the Capital). There are a few applicants obviously willing to step over the good sportsmanship line and break Reagans commandment for personal gain.
P Richardson February 17, 2013 at 10:28 PM
That person who is owed this money should have taken it to a judge a long time ago. Besides, council turned down Bissett during the last appointment he applied for and the citizens rejected him now 5 times in a row. Let him fade w/ dignity.
Amy Leahy February 20, 2013 at 12:35 AM
Janet Owens was responsible for the fiasco with Riverdale Baptist Church that cost the taxpayers millions of dollars in litigation and court settlements. In attempting to block that church from building an upper school right next door to her family farm, she used the county law office and the county council to do her bidding. And once the dust settled the county was ordered to pay $3.25 million to the church….out of our pockets, baby.
Amy Leahy February 20, 2013 at 12:39 AM
Koch homes did not build either of the communities next to Compass Pointe.
Amy Leahy February 20, 2013 at 12:46 AM
Shannon….and I suppose you have personal knowledge of Ms Ehrlich's frugality and knowledge of the issues at hand? She strikes me as someone who really is out of touch with the 'common man'. Personally I have nothing against her….I just do not think she is the best pick for this job. She is the only candidate for the position who showed up with a 'handler' while saying she would not use the police detail because she can drive herself to events.

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