Harford County Democratic Central Committee Seeks to Fill Council Vacancy in District F
Interested candidates should submit the application materials to the HCDCC by email as a single PDF by March 20, 2023 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants are sought to fill a vacant seat on the Harford County Council. Under Section 209 of the Harford County Charter, the Harford County Democratic Central Committee must submit a list of three potential councilpersons to the County Council, which must fill the vacancy from that list.
Potential candidates must have been a resident and registered voter in District F for at least two years prior to the date of appointment and fulfill all other requirements for office detailed in Section 207 of the County Charter. Ideal candidates will have prior experience as an elected official or as a candidate and will be familiar with the process of campaigning, fundraising, and organizing. Candidates must be prepared to defend the seat in a special election in 2024. Please note that current employees of the State, the County are ineligible. Furthermore, employees of the Public School System have recently been ruled ineligible (pending appeal).
Interested candidates should submit the following materials to the HCDCC by email as a single PDF by March 20, 2023 to email@example.com:
A current resume detailing professional and political experience
A summary of previous political experience as an elected official, as a candidate, or as a participant in campaigns, clubs, or activist organizations
A statement totalling no more than two paragraphs on why you are interested in serving on the County Council and why you are suited for the position
A statement of legislative priorities for District F and for the County if selected
The Central Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on March 28, 2023 at the meeting room of the Havre de Grace Police Department (715 Pennington Ave, Havre de Grace, MD) to interview and select the top three candidates to be submitted to the council. Members of the public are invited to attend, although space is limited. The proceedings will also be live-streamed over Zoom.
Applicants are advised that former Councilman Bennett’s case has been appealed to the Maryland Supreme Court, and a successful appeal could reinstate Mr. Bennett on the council.