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Cecil County Council Rejects Hornberger Plan to Overthrow Ethics Commission; Stands up for Council Powers in First Confrontation with New Exec

January 21, 2021

The Cecil County Council, in the first open revolt of its kind since the 2012 creation of Charter government, stood up for its powers Tuesday (1/19/2021) and rejected what one Councilor called an attempt by County Executive Danielle Hornberger to “strongarm” the Council to approve her unilateral choices for the Ethics Commission– after she...
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Cecil Co Exec Hornberger Fires Ethics Panel, Replaces Lawyers w/ Pal, Parler Fan, Unknowns; Council to Vote Yes or No

January 17, 2021

Cecil County Executive Danielle Hornberger fired the five-member county Ethics Commission on Thursday (1/14/2021) via email, despite the fact that all of them had months or years left on their terms in office under appointments previously approved by the County Council. The commission has always had staggered terms of office, so that the important...
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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 county administration building in Elkton. The purge was carried out...
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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. Judge Thomas G. Ross, a retired Queen Anne’s County judge...
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