Del. J.B. Jennings said he submitted an elected school board bill today, acting on behalf of the Harford County Delegation and that the delegates were continuing to work together on amendments to other pending legislation.
A meeting that went late into the night on Thursday was held between Dels. Jennings, Susan McComas, Rick Impallaria and Wayne Norman to resolve the issue of who will lead the Harford County Delegation, but no agreement was reached.
Today’s regular delegation meeting, which promised to be highly irregular given the unresolved issues of leadership, was not held this morning as planned. Attendees were greeted by a note on the door saying the meeting had been cancelled. The note was signed by both McComas and Jennings.
McComas said today she is working with Jennings and that the delegation “was not dropping the ball on the policy issues facing Harford County. We’re trying to mediate the personnel issue.”
Jennings said, “I spent several hours Thursday night talking to Delegate Impallaria and apologizing to him for not advising him that I would be calling for a meeting Monday night,” wherein McComas and Impallaria were removed as chair and vice chair, respectively and Jennings and Norman were installed.
Jennings said the future leadership of the delegation was a managerial issue to be resolved. But, he said “when it comes to our legislative agenda, we’re moving forward with that.”