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Jones set to be named Baltimore County Council chairman for 2018

Baltimore County 4rd District Councilman Julian Jones
Baltimore County 4rd District Councilman Julian Jones (Steve Ruark / Baltimore Sun Media Group)

The Baltimore County Council is poised to select its first-ever African-American council chairman.

Councilman Julian Jones is expected to be named chairman of the seven-member council for the new year when the council meets Tuesday in Towson.

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The chairman position generally rotates among members of the party that holds the majority of seats on the council, in this case, that’s Democrats.

Jones is from Woodstock and represents a district in the western portion of the county. He will take over the chairmanship from Councilman Tom Quirk of Catonsville, who led the council in 2017.

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Jones, who is retired as a division chief in the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, was elected to the council in 2014.

All seven seats on the council will be up for election this year.

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