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Ulman looking forward as he leaves Howard County's top post
Ulman looking forward as he leaves Howard County's top post

At 32, Ken Ulman became the youngest person in the state of Maryland to be elected to the position of county executive. Eight years later, as he prepares to step down from Howard County's top post at age 40, he's got a whole life ahead of him. At the same time, others reflect on his legacy as the county executive. In the past eight years, Howard's population has grown by more than 30,000 inhabitants. As a wealthy suburb between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., the county, by all accounts, was poised for growth. Ulman's supporters say he seized on the momentum. "At the time Ken came into office, there were extraordinary opportunities to move this county...

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