Cecil County Executive Tari Moore today announced she does not plan to run for a second term in the 2016 elections. She was elected in 2012 as the first County Executive, following the county’s adoption of charter government in 2010.
“It’s truly been my honor to serve the people of Cecil County,” Moore said. “I’ve been humbled by the faith and trust given to me, and have always made decisions based on what I believed to be in the best interest of all of the people in our community.”
She told the Whig Wednesday that she is looking forward to accomplishing a few more things in her last 14 months as county executive. She did not give specifics, but promised to continue to devote a full-time effort to the job.
Under Moore’s leadership, the county transitioned from the commissioner style to a charter form of government. In a commissioner government, the board of county commissioners functions both as the legislative and the executive branch.
“I’m happy to have a team that has improved the county’s bond rating, brought some level of toll relief to our citizens and businesses, reduced some government costs and brought about departmental consolidations,” she said.
Moore also serves as MACo’s Second Vice President, and would have been in line to assume the MACo Presidency for 2017.