Cecil County Transition to Charter, New Roles and Faces

Cecil County is the only county government in Maryland holding an election for county officials today, as the county holds “staggered” elections. This year, in addition to its unique cycle, Cecil County will also make its one-time transformation from a Commissioner form of government to Charter home rule, with an elected County Executive and Council. For more on the candidates for these offices, read the Cecil Whig Election Guide online.

From the paper’s coverage of the County Executive race and earlier debate:

Subtle differences, not stark disagreements, separated Pam Howard and Tari Moore as the county executive candidates faced off this week in their first formal debate of the general election season.

Voters will go to the polls Nov. 6 to decide which of the two women will become Cecil County’s first county executive, as the county changes to a charter form of government in December.

Moore, a Republican, was elected to the county board of commissioners in 2010. Howard, a Democrat, served as county treasurer from 1999 to 2011 and currently works for the city of Aberdeen.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties

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