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Addressing Anne Arundel County School shortages

September 13, 2022

WBFF Fox45 – As the school year is now underway many counties are still dealing with shortages teacher shortages and bus driver shortages. Anne Arundel county is feeling that pinch. Jessica Haire is the republican candidate looking to unseat county executive Steuart Pittman in the upcoming election. She joined us with her plans for to…

In race of Anne Arundel County executive, Haire criticizes Pittman for developer donation, tax break

September 2, 2022

Capital Gazette – “He put that bill [in] in June and then pushed it through the council on a party-line vote,” Haire said. “It shifts the tax burden to the rest of Anne Arundel County residents so the company that’s getting this large tax break is not even an Anne Arundel County company, it’s not…

Political Notes: Campaigning in the bus lane

August 26, 2022

Maryland Matters – “The message sent this week from Anne Arundel County Public Schools that many buses will not be available to families and students this year is unacceptable but hardly surprising at this point,” Haire said Friday. “This is a solvable issue, but it requires a hands-on, proactive approach.” Haire said that while continuing…

Jessica Haire wins Republican Anne Arundel County executive nomination

July 29, 2022

Capital Gazette – Edgewater County Council member Jessica Haire became the Republican nominee for Anne Arundel County executive Friday, defeating former Annapolis Del. Herb McMillan. Haire received 16,358 votes (44.4%), according to unofficial Anne Arundel County Board of Elections results. In a statement Friday evening, Haire said she was “forever changed by the outpouring of…

Jessica Haire maintains lead over Herb McMillan in Anne Arundel GOP county executive primary after first day of mailed-ballot canvassing

July 21, 2022

The Baltimore Sun – Jessica Haire maintained her lead over Herb McMillan in the primary race for the Republican nomination for Anne Arundel county executive Thursday following a daylong canvass of mail-in ballots. Haire, an Edgewater Council Council member, received 864 votes and McMillan, a former Annapolis alderman and delegate, received 651 of the more…

Haire leads McMillan in Anne Arundel GOP county executive primary with thousands of ballots yet to be counted

July 20, 2022

The Baltimore Sun – Edgewater County Council member Jessica Haire held an early lead over former Annapolis Del. Herb McMillan for the Republican nomination in the Anne Arundel County executive race after more than 28,000 in-person and early primary votes were counted late Tuesday evening. With all 195 precincts reporting around 12:45 a.m. Wednesday morning,…

Commentary: Haire is best prepared to lead the county

July 18, 2022

The Capital – Jessica Haire has spent the last four years on the County Council working with the other Republican members to hold the line, as best as possible, against Pittman’s rampant liberalism. Her priorities on the council have reflected that, focusing on property rights, reducing Steuart Pittman’s overburdening taxes, promoting infrastructure, and reducing the…

Garden Centers Face Legal Action

June 16, 2022

Bay Weekly – On June 21, county council members Jessica Haire and Amanda Fiedler will introduce Bill 57-22 to change this. “It updates the definition of any nursery with landscaping and plant sales,” says Fiedler, “specifically how the plants are cultivated and grown, to reflect current industry practices.” Haire, the lead sponsor and a candidate…

County Council Passes FY2023 Budget

June 15, 2022

Pasadena Voice – District 7 Councilwoman Jessica Haire, who is running for county executive, cast the sole vote against the budget. “I would not sell this budget as a tax cut,” Haire said. “The budget is giving back essentially pennies on the dollar for that was imposed in year one of this administration’s budget. So…

Anne Arundel County Council budget amendment votes turn into ideological battle

June 10, 2022

Capital Gazette – An amendment sponsored by all three Republicans would have eliminated a new diversity, equity and inclusion position focused on connecting county residents with fair housing and financial opportunities. This person also would work on implementing anti-discrimination laws and review employee and citizen complaints. The county executive’s office has expanded quite a lot…