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Baltimore Sun Anne Arundel in review: What an almost entirely new County Council accomplished in 2019

Written by: Olivia Sanchez A little more than a year ago, the Anne Arundel County Council was an all-male, Republican majority council. But then the 2018 “blue wave” swept the country, and it flipped. Now a Democratic majority, the council is made up of five women and two men, and it’s led by two women…

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Anne Arundel council selects Pickard as chair, first woman to take the seat since 2008

Written by: Olivia Sanchez For the first time in more than 11 years, the Anne Arundel County Council will be led by a woman. The council voted unanimously Monday on a resolution to elect Councilwoman Allison Pickard, D-Glen Burnie, as the new chair, replacing Councilman Andrew Pruski, D-Gambrills, who has come to the end of…

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Anne Arundel councilwoman makes pitch for Glen Burnie revitalization to state official

Written by: Olivia Sanchez Councilwoman Allison Pickard talks Glen Burnie revitalization to anyone who will listen. This summer, when they were randomly seated at the same table at a cook-off, The Millersville Democrat pitched her ideas to Tom Riford, Maryland’s assistant secretary for commerce. By the end of the meal, Riford said he had to…

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Allison Pickard: 2020 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Glen Burnie redevelopment

Written by: Allison Pickard Community revitalization doesn’t happen overnight and it doesn’t happen without serious effort, as Glen Burnie residents are all too aware. For me personally, three Glen Burnie moms personify the commitment to community that is needed to extend revitalization to the entire area. For nearly a decade, Melissa Phillips, Judy Van Horne…

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Capital Gazette “Our say: County Council primaries bring new faces to the fore”

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…

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Eye on Annapolis “PRIMARY 2018: Our predictions, thoughts, comments”

Source: John Frenaye | Eye on Annapolis If you have read Eye On Annapolis for more than at least an election cycle, you know that we do not do endorsements. Voting is a very personal decision and one that should not be influenced by that latest mailer you received, that nice old lady in the…

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The Other Women’s March on Washington

What’s the fastest way to fix a broken system? Take it over, say the record number of female candidates running for office in 2018 for the first time. Source: The Cut Written by: Rebecca Traister The Oprah idea was, admittedly, imperfect. The antitoxin for one rich celebrity president is not likely to be a different rich celebrity president (albeit an infinitely…

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Supporting first responders is a no-brainer

Source: Capital/Gazette Written by: Allison Pickard Supporting first responders is a no-brainer Allison M. Pickard As any parent in our county can tell you, keeping up with our children’s schedules and the day-to-day family challenges are more than a full-time job. Between getting the kids on the school bus, navigating congested county roads, shuttling between…

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Former School Board Member to Run for Anne Arundel County Council

Written by: Amanda Yeager Contact Reporter Source: Capital Gazette A former Anne Arundel school board member is running for the County Council’s District 2 seat in 2018 because, she says, “we need people who are prepared to do the homework” on issues important to the county. Allison Pickard, a Millersville Democrat appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan in…

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First Budget Hearing Focuses on Education Funding

Written by: Amanda Yeager and Cindy Huang Source: Capital/Gazette “While we applaud the collaborative efforts made in recent months… we also need to stress that this kind of problem-solving and collaboration are what parents and taxpayers expect from local government and community leaders,” said Allison Pickard, president of the Anne Arundel County Council of PTAs….

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