Vicki Almond

Baltimore County Council elects Quirk to serve as chairman for 2019

Baltimore County Council elects Quirk to serve as chairman for 2019

Baltimore County Councilman Tom Quirk is set to lead his colleagues as the council’s chairman for a third time.

Quirk, an Oella Democrat, was elected 7-0 to the position Monday at the council’s first meeting of the year.

He said the council will confront tough fiscal choices in the coming year as it works with new County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr.

“We all know that we face some pretty significant challenges and decisions, especially on the capital budget,” Quirk told his colleagues at the meeting. “But I’m confident that working together, we’re going to meet these challenges head-on. And we all know that we can no longer kick the can down the road.”

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