ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MARYLAND

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[photo, John R. Leopold, County Executive, Anne Arundel County, Maryland] JOHN R. LEOPOLD
County Executive (Republican), 2006-13

County Executive, Anne Arundel County, December 4, 2006 to January 29, 2013. Suspended from office January 29, 2013. Resigned February 1, 2013.

Member, State Commission on the Capital City, 2006-13. Board of Visitors, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical System, 2006-13. Chair, Baltimore Regional Transportation Board, 2007-13. Member, Local Government Subcommittee, Base Realignment and Closure Subcabinet, 2007-11; Fort George G. Meade Regional Growth Management Committee, 2007-13. Board of Directors, Baltimore Metropolitan Council, 2006-13 (vice-chair, 2008; chair, 2009).


Member of House of Delegates, 1983-90, and January 11, 1995 to December 4, 2006 (first Republican elected to House of Delegates from District 31). Member, Judiciary Committee, 1983-86; Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 1986-90; Economic Matters Committee, 1987-90; Ways and Means Committee, 1995-98 (education subcommittee, 1995; tax & revenue subcommittee, 1996; finance resources subcommittee, 1997-98); Special Joint Committee on Competitive Taxation and Economic Development, 1996-97; Special Committee on Rail Mergers, 1997; Appropriations Committee, 1999-2006 (public safety & administration subcommittee, 1999-2003; oversight committee on personnel, 1999-2006; transportation & the environment subcommittee, 2003-06). Chief Deputy Minority Whip, 2002 (deputy minority whip, 1996-98, 2000-01). Chair, State and County Issues Subcommittee, Anne Arundel County Delegation, 2005. Member, Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2001-06; Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, 2003-06; Taxpayers Protection Caucus, 2003-06; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2005-06.

Hawaii State Representative, 1970-74. Hawaii State Senator, 1974-78. Member, Hawaii State Board of Education, 1968-70 (only Republican ever elected to Hawaii State Board of Education). Member, National Advisory Council for the Education of Disadvantaged Children (ESEA, Title I), 1977-79, appointed by President Gerald R. Ford. Member, Accountability Task Force (on State Aid to Public Education), 1984-89; National Motor Carrier Advisory Committee, 1988-90; National Council on Disability, 1991-92, appointed by President George Bush; Governor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, 1996-2004; Task Force to Study Retail Electric Competition and the Restructuring of the Electric Utility Industry, 1997-98; Task Force on Public Charter Schools, 1998; State Council on Cancer Control, 2003-06.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 4, 1943. Hamilton College, B.A., 1964. Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2008 (platform committee member, 1980, 1988). Board of Directors, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, 2006-13. Member, Legislative Committee, Maryland Association of Counties, 2006-13. Honored for legislative service by Maryland Coalition Against Crime, 1986, and Maryland Child Care Association, 1989. Legislator of the Year, National Republican Legislators Association, 2000. Distinguished Service Citation, Maryland Library Association, 2006.


On January 29, 2013, Mr. Leopold was convicted in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court on two counts of misconduct in office. That same day, he was suspended from office. On February 1, 2013, Mr. Leoplod resigned from office. He was sentenced on March 14, 2013, to two years incarceration with all but 60 days suspended. He is to serve 60 days (30 days in jail & 30 days under house arrest), and was placed on five years probation. He served his sentence at the Jennifer Road Detention Center in Annapolis from March 14, 2013 to April 12, 2013. After his release, he served a 30-day period of house arrest, which was completed in May 2013. In addition, Mr. Leopold is completing 400 hours of community service.

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