From the Harford County Council:
The Harford County Council welcomes new members to the team. Mike Perrone, Jr., (D-A), Patrick Vincenti (D-E), Curtis Beulah (D-F) and Council President Richard C. Slutzky were sworn into office on Monday, December 1, 2014 in the Harford County Inaugural Ceremony at the Harford Community College APG Federal Credit Union Arena. New council members join incumbents Chad Shrodes (D-D), Jim McMahan (D-C), and Joseph Woods (D-B).
Richard C. Slutzky returns in a new role as Council President. He was first elected as the Council Member for District E in 2002 and re-elected in 2006 and 2010. Slutzky served ten consecutive terms as Council Vice President before his election to the Council President position in 2014. He spent several years teaching and coaching at the university level before beginning his 31-year career as a teacher and coach at Aberdeen High School.
Mike Perrone moved to Joppatowne at the age of two in 1978. He says advocating for smaller government doesn’t mean advocating for fewer services, it means advocating for a better way to provide those services.
Patrick Vincenti serves Churchville. He has lived in Harford County for 40 years. He says Harford County needs Council representatives whose heart is in the community and who have through their life’s work demonstrated a passion for the county and a concern for the future. These attributes define Vincenti’s life.
Curtis Beulah is a 27-year resident of Harford County. He has watched the county grow significantly. His desire to make a difference motivated him to declare his candidacy to run for Harford County Council. He looks forward to serving the people of District F.
Council Member Chad Shrodes serves northern Harford County’s rural District D. A lifelong resident of Norrisville, he is a proud graduate of North Harford High School and a strong supporter of the county’s agricultural industry. In his two terms on the County Council, Councilman Shrodes has built a record of working tirelessly to lower taxes, reduce government spending, preserve Harford’s rural heritage, support first responders and educators, and provide efficient service to constituents.
Joe Woods was appointed to the County Council in 2009. He has lived in Fallston for 32 years. His leadership skills have been tested and proven by years of dedication serving emergency service agencies in Harford County.
James V. McMahan, Jr., a former Bel Air Town Commissioner was elected in 2006 and he’s serving his third term on the Harford Council. He represents primarily the Bel Air area. Councilman McMahan serves as the Sheriff’s Office Liaison on the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and the local emergency planning commission. He also serves as liaison to the Liriodendron Foundation.
The Harford County Council looks forward to working for the citizens and a better future. The County Council’s next legislative sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, December 9 and 16, 2014 at 7:30pm at 212 South Bond Street in Bel Air.