Jury Selection Begins in Trial of Anne Arundel County Executive
Jury selection began Wednesday in the trial of Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold, who is charged with misconduct and fraud and accused of using his security detail to have affairs. News4's Chris Gordon reports.
Sixteen people are interested in serving the rest of former Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold's term, including a former first lady of Maryland.
The deadline to apply was noon Friday.
Kendel Ehrlich, wife of former Gov. Bob Erlich, is on the list. Acting County Executive John Hammond announced he was applying on Friday. Anne Arundel County Delegate Steve Schuh also has put his name in for consideration.
The other 13 candidates are:
Former county executive candidate Tom Angelis
Former Maryland Delegate Phil Bissett
Former Annapolis alderman David Cordle
Political consultant Ingrid Dean
Former state senate candidate Ron Elfenbein
Former county executive John Gary
Glen Burnie resident Rick Hoover
Former county sheriff candidate Patrick Jameson
Odenton resident Curtis Kingland
Entrepreneur and former interim director of the county's homeland security incubator Laura Neuman
Glen Burnie resident Millard Snowden
Former Congressional candidate James Wilhelm
Former state delegate candidate Derick Young
The County Council is scheduled to choose a replacement Thursday. According to the county's charter, the vacancy must be filled by another Republican within 30 days.