The West County Republican Club will host a special meeting on Thursday to discuss the process of appointing a new county executive in Anne Arundel County. The event is open to the public and will start at 6 p.m. Thursday at the West County Library in Odenton.
According to the club's Facebook page, the appointment process will be discussed and there may be an opportunity for candidates to "interact with the public and respond to Republican questions."
The Capital reported attendees will include Sen. Ed Reilly (R-Crofton) as moderator; Kendel Ehrlich, wife of former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.; Del. Steve Schuh (R-Gibson Island) and 2012 U.S. Senate candidate Dan Bongino.
In an email to Patch last week, Bongino said he was "strongly considering applying for the position" to be county executive.
"I was honored to receive a number of very supportive emails and social media communications from supporters and activists asking me to consider applying for the position," Bongino wrote. "There will be a number of extremely qualified Republicans applying as well, and I will be making a decision in the coming days." [Editor's Note: Bongino has since decided against applying for the position.]
Applications for candidates (available here) are due by noon Friday. Applicants must have been registered as a Republican for at least the last 12 months, must be at least 25 years old and have lived in Anne Arundel County for at least four years.
The council will interview candidates and is expected to vote on a new county executive on Feb. 21.
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