From the Friends of Derek J. Howell:
Abingdon, MD, June 17, 2010: Friends of Derek J. Howell announced today the creation of the Derek J.Howell for County Executive Exploratory Committee. Republican Derek J. Howell is a decorated former Maryland State Trooper. He graduated from the Johns Hopkins University where he earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees, with honors. He went on to earn his law degree from University of Baltimore School of Law. Derek is an attorney and Harford County small business owner. Derek also teaches at a local community college, and is an instructor on the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence and America’s Founding Fathers. Derek resides in Abingdon, MD with his wife, Jenna. Derek and Jenna are both active members of Mountain Christian Church, where Jenna works as director of operations for student ministries. Derek met Jenna when they both served as sixth grade youth sponsors at Mountain Christian Church.
Krista Wright, a member of the Derek J. Howell for County Executive Exploratory Committee, said “We are delighted that Derek has agreed to explore the opportunity to run for county executive since he is well known in conservative political circles and is committed to his family, community, church and Harford County.”
When asked to comment on the prospect of running for Harford County Executive, Derek stated; “It would be an honor to run for Harford County Executive. As you know I’ve already begun my campaign for Harford County Council District B and I am humbled by the committee’s request for me to consider a greater role in Harford County government. I believe that we need to put our county on a sustainable and sound fiscal path which is the heart of my campaign.” He continued, “as I have said before, I will fight for lower taxes, support public safety, and champion the principle of limited government. My campaign is not about me, but we – we the people; and if we the people desire for me to serve in a different role for Harford County I will accept their call.”
The Derek J. Howell for County Executive Exploratory Committee will present its findings as soon as possible and upon review Derek J. Howell will make a final decision regarding a run for Harford County Executive in 2010.