New Howard County Executive & Council Take Oath of Office

On the night of December 1, 2014, the new Howard County Executive, Allan Kittleman, and the five members of the county council were sworn into office. The inauguration speeches emphasized progress over party.

The Baltimore Sun writes,

“The campaign is behind us and it’s time to act, not hastily… but with due diligence,” said Kittleman…

Kittleman said his administration’s priorities would be education and public safety. He said he looks forward “to partnering with the business community to expand economic development,” in downtown Columbia and beyond.

Kittleman also promised to listen to opinions from across the political aisle.

“Our administration will be inclusive, ensuring that everyone has a seat at the table,” he said.

Members of the County Council, four of whom are returning for a third and final term, also took their oaths in the invitation-only ceremony Dec. 1, which was hosted by National Public Radio journalist Korva Coleman, a resident of the Thunder Hill district in Columbia.

Newcomer Jon Weinstein, a Democrat and owner of consulting firm Line of Sight, is the only new face this term.

To read more about Howard County’s swearing in, visit The Baltimore Sun online.