Barry Glassman

Democrats assume control of leadership in Baltimore, Howard and Anne Arundel counties

Democrats assume control of leadership in Baltimore, Howard and Anne Arundel counties

A political power shift in the Baltimore region was made official Monday as Democratic county executives were sworn into office in the three suburban counties surrounding the city.

Steuart Pittman and Calvin Ball took the helm from Republican executives in Anne Arundel and Howard counties, while Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. continued a 25-year streak of Democratic leadership in the largest of the three suburban counties.

All three were sworn in Monday, as was Barry Glassman, the Republican county executive in Harford County, who handily won a second term in last month’s general election.

The executives are facing different challenges as their terms...

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