George Johnson, Democratic Candidate for Anne Arundel County Executive held a press conference this afternoon in his campaign headquarters at 3710 Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie, MD, to discuss public safety and address speculation about appointments he would make as county executive. “I’ve been getting barraged by my fellow public safety and law enforcement officials…. about who am I going to make police chief and who am I going to make fire chief.”
Johnson wanted to set the record straight and put the rumors to rest. “I don’t want this to be a political issue but a public safety issue,” said Johnson who went on to explain that the importance of maintaining continuity and not making immediate changes to all county departments. He also praised County Executive Laura Neuman for her selections to head those two public service departments.