(Bel Air, MD –April 17, 2009) – – The Republican Central Committee of Harford County has received 11 applications to fill the vacancy left in District B by the passing of the late Councilwoman Roni Chenowith. The plans to interview all qualified Republicans who meet the requirements of the Harford County Charter.
Timothy E. Braue of Fallston, Hon. Vernon L. Gauss, Jr. of Kingsville, Nicholas Greaves of Baldwin, Hon. Derek J. Howell of Abingdon, Rick McCall of Abingdon, Donald McCreesh of Fallston, Donna Muszynski of Fallston, Gregory Seltzer of Fallston, Patricia Tilley Song of Fallston, Joseph M. Woods of Fallston, Kenneth C. Youngmann of Fallston.
None of the applicants of ever held office, with the exception of Vernon L. Gauss and Derek J. Howell, both of whom are former member of the Republican State Central Committee of Maryland.
Harford County Republican Party Communications Chairman Mike Geppi stated, “The number and quality of the applicants we have received to succeed Roni Chonowith are a true testament to the strength of the Republican Party in Harford County. We obviously continue to mourn the loss of Roni, but knowing her as I did, I am positive that she would want us to select a viable and energetic council member.”
Public Interviews will be conducted on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at the Harford County Government Administration Building located at 220 South Bond Street in Bel Air. Interviews will commence at 6:00 p.m. The Central Committee intends to forward three nominees to the county council who will then select the new council member by a majority vote.