Daily Record Staff//February 28, 2023
//February 28, 2023
Steuart Pittman Jr. is proud to lead “The Best Place For All,” the slogan for Anne Arundel County, where he was elected county executive in 2018.
Pittman, a Democrat, was born and raised on his family’s farm Davidsonville. He graduated from the University of Chicago and worked as a community organizer in Chicago and Des Moines, Iowa.
Returning to Maryland, he coordinated national programs for the National Low Income Housing Coalition and the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). He then started his own business as a farmer and horse trainer, creating the nonprofit Retired Racehorse Project.
As a farmer, he worked hard against onerous regulations and promoted policies to make the industry commercially viable, his online biography states. At the same time, as a Director of the Anne Arundel County Soil Conservation District, he pushed for compliance with erosion and sediment control standards to protect local waterways.
Pittman’s view of government didn’t come from political party platforms, he said, but by studying different perspectives through those experiences.
Pittman served as the emcee for the inauguration of Gov. Wes Moore, the state’s first African American governor. In his remarks, Pittman acknowledged his own roots as someone whose ancestor benefited from slave labor, but described Moore’s success as “a portal to a brighter future.”
Pittman president of the Maryland Horse Council and serves on the board of directors of the Maryland Association of Counties.
This profile is part of The Daily Record's Power Government & Lobbyist list for 2023. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. See the full list at thedailyrecord.com>.