With four of the seven current members of the Anne Arundel County Council being forced out by term limits, and the remaining three incumbents all facing challengers, the Nov. 6 election will give us a largely new County Council — and one we hope is not an all-male affair.
We will be giving our endorsement in the District 1 race on Friday and there is no primary race in District 4. Our other endorsements:
District 2 (central north county, from Glen Burnie to Severn) — The Democratic primary here has two strong candidates: Candy Fontz, a longtime community activist who has been a liaison for several elected officials, and Allison Pickard, who was on the county school board and heads the county council of PTAs. This was a difficult choice. But we give the edge, and our endorsement, to Pickard, with her experience on a government panel and her commitment to finding new ways to get district residents involved.