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Laura Neuman chosen Anne Arundel County executive

ANNAPOLIS — The Anne Arundel County Council has chosen Laura Neuman to be the new county executive.

The council selected her from 16 candidates on Thursday night to replace John Leopold. He resigned this month after a judge found him guilty of two counts of misconduct in office.

The Republican Neuman will serve about 22 months left on the term. Neuman lives in Anne Arundel County and is chief executive officer of Howard County’s Economic Development Authority.

She was chosen instead of several candidates with much higher profiles. They included former first lady Kendel Ehrlich, ex-Gov. Robert Ehrlich’s wife, and John Hammond, the acting county executive. Anne Arundel County Del. Steve Schuh also was in the running.

One comment

  1. Ms. Neuman, I am a resident of the Dundee Community in Glen Burnie. I was so sorry to read in todays Maryland Gazette of the firing of Mr Mark Change. Mark Change is a terrific advocate for AACO. I have worked with him numerous times and he is always respectful, courteous and is always on top of his game. I think you are doing AACo a big injustice in firing him. He is always so helpful and gets the job done right the first time. I do hope you will reconsider your decision to let him go.
    Respectfully Submitted,
    Carol Joy
    306 Gloucester Drive
    Glen Burnie, Md 21061