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District 7 council member Jessica Haire officially files to run for Anne Arundel County executive

November 24, 2021

Capital Gazette – Haire said she decided to run after speaking to her constituents about their frustration over decisions from the past three years under the Pittman administration, like tax increases and inefficiencies with local government processes.

For Third Straight Year, County Budget Is Passed Along Party Lines

July 2, 2021

Severna Park Voice – Councilwoman Jessica Haire said based on the budget recommended by the county’s spending affordability committee, this budget “exceeds that wildly.” “I can’t support it,” Haire said. “The overall growth of about 18 percent in the last three years to the county budget is just not sustainable.”

Anne Arundel County Councilwoman Jessica Haire announces Republican run for county executive

June 16, 2021

Capital Gazette – Republican Councilwoman Jessica Haire announced her candidacy for county executive Wednesday, making her the third to officially throw her hat in the ring in what will be a contentious Republican primary. Elected to the County Council in 2018, the Edgewater Republican formed an exploratory committee led by Del. Nic Kipke, R-Pasadena. Kipke…

Kipke, Haire Holding Twin Fundraisers and Swapping Special Guest Roles

June 15, 2021

Maryland Matters – On Wednesday evening, Del. Nicholaus R. Kipke (R-Anne Arundel) has a fundraiser scheduled at Second Alarm Brewhouse in Pasadena, a coffee house by day and pub by night that uses its proceeds to benefit volunteer fire companies. Anne Arundel County Councilmember Jessica Haire (R) is listed as the “special guest.” The event…

County employees need vaccination proof to go maskless; Anne Arundel considering requiring proof for public

May 25, 2021

Capital Gazette – Pittman’s announcement comes as he is getting some pressure from Councilwoman Jessica Haire, R-Edgewater, to reopen county buildings to the public after hearing some constituents’ frustrations dealing with county business over the phones and internet. Haire has filed a resolution, which doesn’t have the authority to force Pittman’s hand but its passage…

Anne Arundel to vote on advancing plans to keep outdoor dining past COVID emergency

May 22, 2021

Capital Gazette – Councilwoman Jessica Haire, R-Edgewater, has also put forth a resolution to be introduced Thursday morning. That resolution calls on Pittman to reopen county buildings to the public. Pittman has kept many county buildings closed to the public since the pandemic began. He has since begun opening some of those buildings back up,…

New Park Coming to Deale

May 15, 2021

Bay Weekly – County Councilmember Jessica Haire, who represents District 7 which includes Deale, says “every community needs a place where kids and adults can come together for safe outdoor recreation. We hope that this can be a model for other communities to follow. You don’t need a ton of space to make an impact. The…

Anne Arundel offers help for septic conversions with Our wAAter

May 12, 2021

Capital Gazette – Our wAAter, based on legislation by County Councilwoman Jessica Haire and run by the Department of Public Works, will help reduce the costs of converting as many as 200 homes per year over the next three decades, Chris Phipps, county public works director, said Tuesday during a news briefing.

Anne Arundel County waste collection fee could rise by $43, the first increase in nine years

May 12, 2021

Capital Gazette – Councilwoman Jessica Haire, R-Edgewater, after Phipps presented the fee hike to the council on May 6, asked if the “shocking” increase could be spread out over several years. The department did examine two additional rate models, one which would push the hike to Fiscal 2023 and another that would distribute the increase…

Anne Arundel Republicans kick off 2022 campaign, hoping to oust County Executive Steuart Pittman

March 17, 2021

Capital Gazette — The 2022 race for Anne Arundel County executive is shaping up, with three Republicans… all mulling bids. Haire, a Republican from Edgewater, formed an exploratory committee to consider leaving her council seat to campaign for the executive’s office. The committee will be led by House Minority Leader Del. Nic Kipke, R-Pasadena. Haire…