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Hornberger Hires Annapolis GOP Political Consultants for Key Cecil County Jobs, Despite Little Relevant Experience

December 10, 2020

NEWS ANALYSIS New Cecil County Executive Danielle Hornberger may have gotten her political dream team when she installed two Annapolis Republican political consultants as members of her administration: a consultant who specializes in financial disclosures required of political campaigns to become county finance director and a prominent lobbyist and campaign consultant, who has no...
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Danielle Hornberger Sworn-in as Cecil County Exec; County Staff Purge Led by Schneckenburger, Administrator Nominee

December 7, 2020

NEWS ANALYSIS Even before Danielle Hornberger raised her hand and took the oath of office as Cecil County’s new County Executive on Monday (12/7/2020), some county department heads were already locked out of their computers and within an hour or two ousted from the...
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UPDATED: Cecil County Votes: Long Lines, Absentee Ballot Deluge; Hornberger Prevails for County Exec, Heath Tops School Board

November 4, 2020

Cecil County voters braved long lines winding around polling places on Tuesday and during a week of early in-person voting, with wait times averaging an hour or so, in a high-stakes election of national...
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Judge Rules Danielle Hornberger Stays on Cecil Co Exec Ballot, Despite “Troubling” Irregularities in Campaign Filings; Says McCarthy Should Have Sued Sooner

August 18, 2020

A visiting Circuit Court judge ruled late Tuesday (8/18/2020) that Danielle Hornberger can remain on the Republican ballot line in the election for Cecil County Executive, saying that current Executive Alan McCarthy should have filed his challenge to the validity of her candidacy sooner....
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State Prosecutor Opens Criminal Probe in Hornberger Campaign Case, Court Told; Ex-Election Aide Denies Forgery; Judge to Rule Next Week

August 14, 2020

A day-long hearing in a Cecil County Circuit Court case seeking to void Danielle Hornberger’s apparently winning campaign for County Executive in the Republican primary election brought new allegations of potential document forgeries and additional revelations of behind-the-scenes contacts between Hornberger and a local...
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Hornberger Sent ‘Replacement’ Disclosure Form After Cecil County Exec GOP Primary; Had “Ballot Harvesting” Plan, Documents Show

August 10, 2020

A CECIL TIMES Special Report—Part 1 Danielle Hornberger, apparent winner of the Republican primary election for Cecil County Executive, sent a “replacement” financial disclosure statement to the county Board of Elections in early July, more than a month after the election and seven months...
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Cecil County Exec McCarthy Sues Danielle Hornberger, Election Board, Claims ‘Fraud;’ Elections Deputy Leaves Post

July 27, 2020

A CECIL TIMES Special Report Cecil County Executive Alan McCarthy has filed a lawsuit seeking to invalidate the results of the June Republican primary, saying that his winning rival, Danielle Hornberger, failed to qualify for the ballot and that some documents were falsified and...
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Initial Tally in Cecil Co GOP Primary Strongly Favors Hornberger for County Exec, Gregory for Council; More Votes to be Counted

June 2, 2020

In the first-ever, mostly mail-in primary election in Cecil County history, political novice Danielle Hornberger held a compelling lead over incumbent Alan McCarthy for County Executive in the Republican primary, while incumbent Jackie Gregory was solidly ahead in the contested GOP primary for County...
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Cecil County Councilor Jackie Gregory Violated Ethics Code, Commission Finds; Stops Teaching in Schools Under Panel Order

May 29, 2020

Cecil County Council member Jackie Gregory (R-5) violated county ethics rules with “an appearance of a conflict of interest” by holding a job as a substitute teacher for county schools at the same time as she served on the County Council and voted on...
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Mesneak, Hornberger Backer and Fired County Employee, Belatedly Agrees to Recuse Himself from Board of Elections Decisions on County Exec Race

May 27, 2020

Faced with a vote to force his recusal from any Cecil County Board of Elections decisions on the County Executive race, Scott Mesneak– a county employee fired by County Executive Alan McCarthy and a highly visible backer of his challenger Danielle Hornberger in the...
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Conflict of Interest Questions on Cecil Board of Elections: Mesneak Ousted from County IT Job by McCarthy; Became Active Campaigner for Hornberger

May 21, 2020

Scott Mesneak, the former IT director for Cecil County who was removed from his job by County Executive Alan McCarthy and has been an active campaigner for Danielle Hornberger in her election bid to unseat McCarthy, was recently given a seat on the county...
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BULLETIN: Cecil County Council Adopts Intact McCarthy Budget, Rejects Gregory Hits on Emergency Services, Library

May 19, 2020

BULLETIN The Cecil County Council Tuesday night adopted the Fiscal 2021 budget proposed by County Executive Alan McCarthy after a lengthy afternoon worksession at which Council members rejected multiple spending cuts proposed by Councilor Jackie Gregory (R-5), including payments for first responders’ and correctional...
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BULLETIN: Councilor Gregory Targets Emergency Services, Library, Parks for Cecil Co Budget Cuts; Worksession, Council Votes Expected Today

May 19, 2020

Cecil County Council member Jackie Gregory (R-5) has drafted a list of budget cuts for the proposed Fiscal 2021 county budget that will be considered today (5/19/2020), with no advance public notice, that particularly targets county library, parks, and emergency services, including paramedics responding...
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Cecil County Re-opens in Line with Hogan Orders; State Slow to Test Nursing Homes Here, Warwick new Virus “Hotspot”

May 18, 2020

Cecil County is re-opening business and social activities to the fullest extent allowed by Gov. Larry Hogan’s limited “Stage One” recovery plan as new hospitalizations for the COVID-19 virus show slight declines in the state. But a cluster of new cases in the Warwick...
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Mrs. Hornberger County Exec Campaign Hits Husband’s Political Pals for $; Biggest Donors, Bucks, Benefit from Kevin Hornberger Political Pressure

May 7, 2020

A CECIL TIMES Special Report Danielle Hornberger, wife of state Del. Kevin Hornberger, has raised more than $50,000 for her campaign for Cecil County Executive in the June Republican primary, relying heavily on her husband’s political contacts and campaign funds. And in her most...
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