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Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Baker appointees win nod from Prince George’s Council

The Prince George’s County Council on Tuesday approved three top appointees in the administration of County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D).

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III. (Linda Davidson/For the Washington Post)
The council unanimously backed the appointment of Bradford L. Seamon to be the county’s chief administrative officer. A businessman and close Baker friend, Seamon has been acting chief administrative officer for several months. His salary is $193,000 annually, making him the highest paid employee in the county government outside of the school system, where superintendent William R. Hite Jr., is paid a base salary of $250,000.

Ronnie Gill, a former D.C. fire official, was unanimously approved as director of emergency management, and will make $130,000 annually.

M. Andree Green, who has been serving since last year as acting county attorney, was approved on an 8-0 vote, in a reversal of fortune. Last fall, council members were skeptical of Green and none would back her. Baker withdrew the nomination temporarily. Council member Mary A. Lehman (D-Laurel), who has tangled with Green over a council challenge to a church that wanted to build in her district, left the dais before Green was formally nominated, and did not return until after the vote .

Green’s salary is $160,000.

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