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Alleged hate group claims victory in Anne Arundel council race

Alleged hate group claims victory in Anne Arundel council race

| July 25, 2014 | 2 Comments

The League of the South, a group dubbed a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center**, has claimed that “their” candidate has won the Republican nomination for Anne Arundel County Council in District 5.  Michael Peroutka, an attorney specializing in debt collection, beat Maureen Carr-York by 38 votes in the primary election in June. […]

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If elected, Johnson not planning on any immediate changes to public safety top jobs

If elected, Johnson not planning on any immediate changes to public safety top jobs

| July 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

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 […]

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Neuman issues statement on election loss

Neuman issues statement on election loss

| June 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

A statement from Laura Neuman was just released by Timb Mantagna, campaign manager. I want to thank the over 14,000 Anne Arundel Republicans who voted for me to continue leading the county. My administration has accomplished many things in just 16 months, and it was my hope to have the opportunity to serve our community. We […]

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Neuman takes her ball and leaves the party

Neuman takes her ball and leaves the party

| June 25, 2014 | 3 Comments

UPDATE:  Per The Capital, Neuman later returned to Buddy’s Crabs and Ribs and made a brief statement congratulating Schuh on the victory.  For someone who ran a campaign highlighting her professionalism and business acumen, Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman sure did not show it when she was defeated in the Republican primary in Anne […]

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Schuh likely winner for nomination for Anne Arundel County Executive

Schuh likely winner for nomination for Anne Arundel County Executive

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

UPDATE:  Steve Schuh declares victory: We win!!!!! http://t.co/rpi8PZWPp6 — Steve Schuh (@Schuh2014) June 25, 2014 It looks as if Maryland State Delegate Steve Schuh has defeated incumbent County Executive, Laura Neuman in the Republican primary for the office of County Executive. In what was an emotionally charged, and often dirty, campaign, Schuh looks to have […]

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Reilly, Vitale endorse Neuman for County Executive

Reilly, Vitale endorse Neuman for County Executive

| June 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

Senator Ed Reilly announced his endorsement for Laura Neuman for County Executive, throwing his full support behind her for a full 4-year term. “Working with Laura Neuman to represent the families and businesses of Anne Arundel since she entered office, I have seen how hard she has worked to initiate programs and activities that reflect […]

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Neuman campaign move rankles Howard County Delegate (POLL)

Neuman campaign move rankles Howard County Delegate (POLL)

| June 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last week, the campaign of County Executive Laura Neuman sent emails to supporters of her opponent, Delegate Steve Schuh, encouraging them to drop their support, and in turn, support her candidacy for the office. The email did not go over too well with one Howard County State Delegate. Howard County Republican Delegate Warren E. Miller […]

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Both County Executive candidates claim victory in the fundraising wars (POLL)

Both County Executive candidates claim victory in the fundraising wars (POLL)

| May 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Both County Executive Laura Neuman and her opponent Steve Schuh are claiming victory in the fundraising wars with the recently release campaign finance reports.  Neuman claims she raised more money during the period; while Schuh says he has more and most of it is local. However, when push comes to shove in a primary, the […]

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McMillan endorses Neuman for County Executive

McMillan endorses Neuman for County Executive

| May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

In an email sent to supporters, State Delegate Herb McMillan offered his support of County Executive Laura Neuman as she seeks to retain her office in a highly contested primary race. McMillan, like Neuman, pegs his support to opponent Steve Schuh ‘s support of the so-called Rain Tax. We are fortunate to have two strong […]

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Murnane, Annapolis’ Acting City Attorney resigns

Murnane, Annapolis’ Acting City Attorney resigns

| May 21, 2014 | 3 Comments

Acting City Attorney, Timothy Murnane has resigned. Murnane was appointed by newly-elected Mayor Michael Pantelides and faced consternation from the City Council almost from the first day. From sources in the City, Murnane was a divisive force in City Hall and often was seen as encroaching on the duties of other senior staff. The City […]

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Schuh fires back at Neuman

Schuh fires back at Neuman

| May 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

Schuh for County Executive Campaign Manager Diane Croghan has responded to Laura Neuman’s press release claiming she didn’t spend taxpayer money on trips and politically connected staff. “Laura Neuman just can’t help herself. After numerous instances of ethical lapses during her time in office, she issues a press release from Anne Arundel County with campaign rhetoric,” […]

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Neuman refutes Schuh’s allegations of spending

Neuman refutes Schuh’s allegations of spending

| May 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman responded to allegations made by her opponent in the upcoming primary claiming that she increased spending, staffing and travel expenses. “I am a conservative steward of taxpayers’ money and it is my responsibility to ensure honesty, transparency and sound judgment in the management of county funds,” said County Executive Neuman.  “Due […]

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Schuh campaign questions Neuman’s increased expenses

Schuh campaign questions Neuman’s increased expenses

| April 29, 2014 | 1 Comment

Laura Neuman’s budget for this year, which included a proposed $89 million spending increase and increased the property tax, also included big increases in salaries, travel expenses and additional positions on her personal office staff. “Laura Neuman spent nearly $800,000 more in taxpayer money for her own office this year compared to last year,” said […]

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Neuman releases campaign platform

Neuman releases campaign platform

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

County Executive Laura Neuman has released her campaign platform, Vision for Advancing Anne Arundel, outlining a growth path for Anne Arundel families, businesses and communities. “In my first year in office, we turned around a county shaken by scandal, making the government more open and responsive, and strengthening the local economy, including improving the county’s economic […]

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Annapolis Director of Transportation resigns

Annapolis Director of Transportation resigns

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

nnapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides announced today that Richard Newell has resigned as Transportation Director and Dr. Kwaku Agyemang-Duah will be Acting Director. “I am grateful to Mr. Newell for his dedication to the needs of the City and to the citizens he served over the years,” Mayor Pantelides said. “I wish him much success.” Mr. […]

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Pantelides names Acting City Manager

Pantelides names Acting City Manager

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

nnapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides announced that Brian Woodward has been named Acting City Manager, replacing Virginia Burke, whose last day is today, Friday, March 21. Mr. Woodward was confirmed by City Council as the Recreation and Parks Director on June 18, 2012. He is a graduate of University of Maryland where he received his Bachelor […]

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Annapolis Acting City Manager submits resignation

Annapolis Acting City Manager submits resignation

| March 10, 2014 | 4 Comments

Eye On Annapolis learned that Acting City Manager Virginia Burke has submitted her resignation and given the City her two-weeks notice. Just this evening, Mayor Mike Pantelides said that the City would not be embarking on a nationwide search for a replacement for former City Manager Mike Mallinoff, but would seek local candidates. The Mayor […]

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Annapolis 2015 Budget (PDF)

Annapolis 2015 Budget (PDF)

| March 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

Below is the 2015 Budget submitted to the Annapolis City Council by Mayor Mike Pantelides. This budget calls for furloughs of unionized employees, terminations of 13 employees, and the elimination of 20 currently vacant positions. Other cursory highlights include an incredible increase in garage revenue, a decrease in tuning of the Annapolis Economic Development Corporation, […]

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Mayor Pantelides State of the City remarks

Mayor Pantelides State of the City remarks

| March 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

The following is a copy of Annapolis Mayor, Mike Pantelides’ remarks on the state of the city. This was the newly elected Mayor’s first State of the City speech and his first budget. Good evening I come to you tonight to say there is a change taking place in Annapolis. Not radical change, but concise, […]

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Neuman’s Director of communications to leave for federal position

Neuman’s Director of communications to leave for federal position

| March 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Linda West, Anne Arundel County executive Laura Neuman’s director of communication will be leaving her position in mid April. County executive Laura Neuman and Linda West both confirmed this to Eye on Annapolis in a phone call earlier this morning. West was presented with a offer from the federal government which she will accept. It […]

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Severna Park resident, Wes Adams, running for State’s Attorney

Severna Park resident, Wes Adams, running for State’s Attorney

| March 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

Wes Adams filed paperwork late last month to be an official candidate for the open State’s Attorney’s seat in Anne Arundel County. The current State’s Attorney was appointed by the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court to fill out the term of longtime State’s Attorney Frank Weathersbee, who resigned last year to take a position in […]

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Our Highly Politicized Board of Education

Our Highly Politicized Board of Education

| March 2, 2014

Members of our Board of Education love to pretend that they are above politics; that such behavior is reserved for County Council, General Assembly, and other public officials.  As for themselves, they claim all they care about is what’s best for Anne Arundel County Public School (AACPS) students. But their track record running for higher […]

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