Senate Rejects Ban on School Board Members Seeking Office

The Maryland Senate reversed itself Friday, and rejected a proposed ban prohibiting members of the school board in Anne Arundel County from running for higher office. SB 637 Anne Arundel County – Board of Education Member – Limitation on Candidacy for Other Elective Office would have prohibited a member of the Anne Arundel County Board of Education from seeking municipal, county, or State office during the two years immediately following the end of the member’s appointed term on the board.

As reported,

The apparently crucial opposition came from an Anne Arundel County Democrat who had been absent when the five-member county delegation voted to approve the measure.

“I for the life of me can’t understand why prohibit” the school board members, Sen. James Ed DeGrange. “I just don’t think this is the right thing to do.”

For more information, see the full story from the Maryland Reporter and our previous post on Conduit Street, Anne Arundel Bill Weighs Limits on School Board Members Seeking Other Office.