The Week In Anne Arundel

The Week In Anne Arundel

Thursday, July 6, 2006

County news in the daily Washington Post June 29-July 5

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Ehrlich Introduces Running Mate

Kristen Cox, wearing a pink suit and carrying a white cane, made her formal debut in electoral politics. Standing on the City Dock in Annapolis, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. introduced her as Maryland's "next lieutenant governor."

Cox introduced her two sons -- Tanner, 10, and baby Riley -- and her husband, Randy, who she said "will be doing a lot more diaper changing." Cox, 36 and Maryland's secretary of disabilities, then quickly got down to business, shifting the subject to what she said was her belief in government's power to remove obstacles to full inclusion for the disabled in schools and the workplace, a philosophy she said the Republican governor shares.

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School Board Member Appointed

Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) appointed White House counsel Victor E. Bernson Jr. to the Anne Arundel County Board of Education, where he will be the second Hispanic member and the only one whose children attend a private school.

Bernson, who has served as general counsel for the White House Office of Administration since April 2004, lives in Millersville and has two children at St. Mary's High School in Annapolis.

The 41-year-old candidate was the top pick of the nominating convention that vets potential county school board members for appointment by the governor.

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