AA Council Member Peroutka Shares Philosophy with Sun Paper

A recent Baltimore Sun profile of Anne Arundel Council Member Michael Peroutka details his own philosophy and guiding principles that he has brought to county government.

A checklist he had developed to evaluate legislation before the council was distributed to attendees.

“I’m trying to be transparent and complete about what I’m doing as a councilman,” Peroutka said.

The checklist includes whether legislation is “in accordance with biblical standards for law and government,” and whether it aligns with the U.S. and Maryland constitutions and the County Charter.

“A lot of what we do, we don’t have the authority to do, in my view,” Peroutka said. “(I’m) chipping away at that and working at that.”

Peroutka is the co-founder of Institute on the Constitution, which offers training on his interpretation of national, state and local law. He encouraged those at the meeting to check out the organization’s website.

For the full profile, read the Sun online.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties