Fri July 12, 2013
MD Governor's Race Picks Up Steam, Neuman To Run for Anne Arundel County Executive
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A spokesman for Republican David Craig says the Harford County executive has chosen Del. Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio as his running mate in his run for governor.
Jim Pettit, Craig's campaign spokesman, confirmed the selection in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Thursday.
Pettit says two news conferences have been scheduled for Tuesday to announce her selection. One will be in the morning in Annapolis. The other will be in the afternoon in St. Michaels on the Eastern Shore.
Haddaway-Riccio, who is 36, has been a member of the House of Delegates since August 2003. Her legislative district includes parts of Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot and Wicomico counties on the Eastern Shore.
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is holding a forum on how to expand manufacturing in Maryland.
Gansler is scheduled to hold the forum at the UAW Union Hall in Hagerstown on Friday. He is set to meet with leaders in business, labor and local elected officials to talk about boosting Maryland manufacturing and attracting new businesses to create jobs.
Gansler, who is expected to officially announce his run for governor in September, is holding a series of forums around the state to discuss policy ideas.
The event in Hagerstown is the second such forum. Last month, he held a forum in Rockville focused on initiatives to prevent domestic violence.
Anne Arundel County
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman says she will seek election to the seat she was appointed to.
Neuman, who was appointed to the post by the County Council in February, told the Capital Gazette editorial board that she will run next year.
Neuman, a Repblican, was appointed to the County Executive position in February to succeed John R. Leopold, who resigned after being convicted of official misconduct.
Del. Steve Schuh and County Councilman John Grasso have also announced they are seeking the GOP nomination. Democrat Joanna Conti announced her bid last month.