The two-term Republican state delegate plans to announce his 2014 campaign on May 2.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
Cordle will reportedly lead an Evaluation Committee charged with reviewing individuals and agencies within Anne Arundel County government.
Former Annapolis alderman David Cordle was named chief of staff on Monday by Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman as she starts to organize a new leadership team for her administration. The appointment is effective immediately. Neuman described the 55-year-old Cordle as a "true public servant" in a prepared statement that also detailed Cordle's experience as chief criminal investigator for the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office and in government. He served nine years as an Annapolis alderman. In addition, Cordle served three commands in the U.S. Army and lives in Annapolis with his wife, Michelle. Cordle will reportedly lead an Evaluation Committee charged with reviewing individuals and agencies within Anne Arundel County …
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, May 12, 2011
More than 40 people spoke during the second hearing on the county executive's proposed budget for fiscal year 2012.
Some of the people speaking at the budget hearing in county council chambers Wednesday night suggested a move seldom heard in that room—raise county income taxes. The suggestion came from several speakers who were grappling with shrinking funding in the face of deterioriating, overpacked schools. The message was clear—don't mess with the county executive's proposed spending plan for county schools and the library system. While the amounts in County Executive John R. Leopold's budget proposal may not be what everyone would like to see, many residents said they wanted to make sure their schools, the library system and even area roads, didn't see their funding cut any more. The overriding fear among the parents and supporters in the audience …
Saturday, March 5, 2011
In the wake of spending cuts, public libraries seek the public's helping in restoring funding levels.
Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) administrator Skip Auld is hosting three "Town Hall" meetings in March to discuss the issue of cuts to library funding. The meetings will take place at the: In an open letter to patrons, Auld, who has been at the helm of the county library system since last November, said that he is focused on protecting the services, materials and operating schedule that the library system currently offers. "AACPL funding has been reduced 16 percent over the past four years—much more than other County agencies. Because of this, I have asked the County Executive to restore our materials budget and to limit any FY 2012 budget reductions to cuts that will allow us to maintain current operating hours," Auld said in …
Friday, January 21, 2011
Curb collection of trash may be reduced to once a week to cut costs, encourage recycling.
Anne Arundel County residents could soon see a reduction in their trash collection schedules. Last week, the county executive's office announced plans to reduce trash pickup from twice weekly collections to once a week. The move would reportedly reduce trash hauling costs and encourage recycling. In a recent release, County Executive John Leopold stated that the county's recycling rate had risen from 31 percent to almost 40 percent. This figure, however, was short of Anne Arundel County's stated goal of 50/50 recycling by weight. In August of 2009, Leopold appointed a Recycling Advisory Committee (RAC) to research ways to increase residential recycling. The committee was appointed to a one-year term, ending in December 2010. The RAC …
Monday, January 17, 2011
Officials say they will be vigilant when it comes to security but won’t go overboard.
While public officials in some parts of the country sought stepped-up security in the wake of the shootings at a political event in Arizona, lawmakers and officeholders in Maryland said they were being prudent, practical and careful not to overreact. Greater Annapolis Patch spoke to Del. Bob Costa (R-Deale) of District 33B on Jan. 10, just days after the shootings. Costa proclaimed that he wouldn't consider handling security any differently. "You can't change your life because of the mental illnesses of individuals," said Costa. "If I want to live in a bubble, then I'm limiting access to my constituents." Most officials in Maryland say they are taking the same approach they always have regarding safety and security. “We don’t generally …