Laura Neuman, the CEO of the HoCo Economic Development Authority, has tossed her hat into the ring for the Anne Arundel County Exec seat. John Hammond is currently serving as acting exec since John Leopold resigned after being found guilty of misconduct in office. John has also applied for the non acting job.
I guess she determined that after serving under Ken Ulman she could just as easily do his job.
She has some formidiable competion for the job though. According to this story by Robert Lang from the Associated Press sixteen people have applied for the job including “former Anne Arundel County Executive John Gary, former Maryland First Lady Kendel Ehrlich, current Anne Arundel County State Delegate Steve Schuh and former Delegate Phil Bissett.”
Laura was appointed CEO of the EDA by Ken in 2011 after Dick Story retired. Curiously, the AP story made no mention of her current job instead describing Laura as a “former interim director of a county homeland security incubator…”
She does have one important qualification for the job in that she actually lives in
Arundel County, not the county she's paid to promote