The county's House delegation has approved a bill requiring appointed members of the Anne Arundel County Board of Education be subject to contested elections.
The 8-7 party-line vote was held during a meeting Friday. Del. Tony McConkey, R-Severna Park, the bill's sponsor, said it would allow more representation from different parties on the board but opponents saw it as a way to further politicize what is supposed to be a non-partisan appointment.
The legislation will now head to the county's five-member Senate delegation for consideration.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
County delegation to Maryland General Assembly passes SBNC reform bill
The Capital reports that the Anne Arundel County delegation to the Maryland House of Delegates has approved a bill to add electoral features to the School Board selection process: