New Anne Arundel County officials to be sworn in starting Friday

Phil Davis
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After a Democratic wave changed the political makeup of Anne Arundel County government, elected officials are set to be sworn into their new positions starting Friday.

Starting with the swearing in of the newly elected Clerk of the Court, Democrat Scott Poyer, the next week will see the county swear in a new clerk, county executive, council and sheriff.

Friday, 2:30 p.m. — Poyer will be sworn in at Anne Arundel County Circuit Courthouse clerk’s office in Annapolis. Poyer defeated Doug Arnold, the Republican candidate and deputy clerk of the court under retiring clerk Robert Duckworth.

Monday, 9 a.m. — County school board members will be sworn in at Circuit Court inside the ceremonial courtroom. Four elected members — Candace Antwine, Michelle Corkadel, Melissa Ellis and Dana Schallheim — will begin six-year terms ending in Dec. 2024. Robert C. Leib, who was appointed to fill the vacant District 30 seat previously held by Maria Delores Sassos, will be sworn in to a 2-year term ending in Dec. 2020.

Monday, 11 a.m. — County Executive-elect Steuart Pittman will be sworn in at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Pittman defeated incumbent GOP County Executive Steve Schuh. He will be sworn in for a four-year term.

Monday, 3 p.m. — County council is sworn in at council chambers. The council has several new members and a 4-3 Democratic majority, flipping it from a 4-3 GOP majority prior to November’s election.

Monday, 6 p.m. — County Sheriff-elect Jim Fredericks is sworn in in courtroom 4C at Circuit Court. Fredericks defeated incumbent Sheriff Ron Bateman in the primaries and Democratic challengers James Williams in the general election.

Tuesday, 5 p.m. — Appointed Circuit Court Judge Robert J. Thompson will be sworn into his seat on the bench in courtroom 4C in the Circuit Court.

Dec. 18, 10 a.m. — The Anne Arundel County Board of Appeals will be sworn in at the Clerk’s Office at the Circuit Court.

Jan. 7, 4:30 p.m. — State’s Attorney-elect Anne Colt Letiess will be sworn in at the ceremonial courtroom in Circuit Court. She defeated incumbent GOP State’s Attorney Wes Adams.

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This article has been updated to reflect the correct date of the Court of Appeals and Clerk of the Court swearings in.
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