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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…

Jessica Haire on Masking in Anne Arundel County

May 20, 2022

WBAL Torrey Snow Program: “Haire also discussed the background for the text message, as well as the ongoing discussion about masks in county Schools.”

Meet The Candidates: County Executive

May 13, 2022

Pasadena Voice: “Jessica Haire is an engineer, attorney, wife and mom who has represented District 7 on the Anne Arundel County Council since 2018. She is running for county executive to bring commonsense, innovation and efficiency to county government. Her priorities are reducing and eliminating taxes and fees, promoting quality infrastructure and reducing regulatory burdens.”

Pittman unveils $2.16 billion budget proposal to Anne Arundel County Council

April 29, 2022

Capital Gazette: “Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman unveiled his $2.16 billion operating budget proposal to the County Council Friday with about $300 million more in spending than the fiscal 2022 budget, which planned for about $1.87 billion.”

Pittman gives budget highlights ahead of meeting with Anne Arundel County Council

April 27, 2022

Capital Gazette: “Council members Jessica Haire, an Edgewater Republican, and Amanda Fiedler, an Arnold Republican, said they wouldn’t comment on the released pieces of the budget. They are waiting to see the entire fiscal plan before they weigh in.”

One Anne Arundel County executive candidate has more than $600,000 in campaign funds as election season nears

January 25, 2022

Capital Gazette – “With respect to the loan, I believe in a better future for our county and am personally committed to our shared success. Unlike my opponents, I’m not just spending other people’s money.”