BULLETIN: New Business PAC Endorses Hodge, McCarthy for Cecil County Council

February 7, 2012

The new Cecil Business Leaders for Better Government Political Action Committee (PAC) announced Tuesday that the group endorses incumbent Cecil County Commissioner Robert Hodge (R-5) for re-election and Republican political newcomer Dr. Alan McCarthy for the 1st District seat now held by James Mullin (R).

But the group held off on endorsing any candidate in the hotly contested race for Cecil County’s first County Executive in the 2012 election. PAC officials said the group was still reviewing candidates and would be “watching” how potential county executive candidates handle issues on the campaign trail before the April primary elections.

While the group has interviewed some Democratic candidates for the county executive post, leaders acknowledged they did not consider Democrats for endorsement in their party’s primary for the contested County Council seats.

The group felt that Hodge’s pro-business record spoke for itself and cited the PAC’s recruitment of McCarthy to run in the 1st District as reasons that the PAC did not offer endorsements in the Democratic primary.

Hodge has a GOP primary opponent, political newcomer Keith Moore, while James Crouse, the former mayor of Elkton, is unopposed in the Democratic primary in District 5.

In District 1, McCarthy, a Chesapeake City veterinarian and businessman, is challenging incumbent Mullin in the Republican primary. Two Democrats—Garrett Billmire, an Earleville resident and business owner, and Pamela Bailey, a secretary with county schools– are fighting for their party’s nomination to challenge the winner of the GOP primary.

Cecil Times will be filing an extended report, including news on the fundraising efforts of the new PAC, in an upcoming article.

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