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Cecil County Council Tiptoes, Mostly, on Questions to Hornberger Picks to Replace Ethics Panel; Last-Minute Party Switch, Score-Settling

February 11, 2021

The Cecil County Council interviewed the five nominees from County Executive Danielle Hornberger to take over the county’s Ethics Commission at a Tuesday (2/9/2021) worksession, with members posing questions that mostly tiptoed around some of the key questions surrounding Hornberger’s decisions—and actions that could be a template for future wholesale removal of other county...
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Cecil County Council Makes Strategic Retreat on Ethics Panel Fight with County Exec, But Delays Decisions; Nominee Goins Stirs Political Pot

February 4, 2021

The Cecil County Council made a strategic retreat Tuesday evening (2/2/2021), voting to rescind its previous refusal to consider five nominations by new County Executive Danielle Hornberger to the county’s Ethics Commission after she summarily fired all five sitting members. Faced with a threat that she would install her picks unilaterally if the Council...
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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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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 elections board official. In addition, it was disclosed for the...
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