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MD AG rules against Young appointment

December 26th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler handed a victory to Frederick County's new Democratic chief executive Tuesday as he ruled that the county commissioners' decision to appoint her defeated Republican foe to the county Planning Commission was invalid. Gansler, in his final weeks in office, ruled that the Nov. 24 appointment of former commission President Blaine Young violated laws against one person holding two offices at the same time. The ruling had been sought by County Executive Jan Gardner, who defeated Young Nov. 4 and objected to the five-year appointment by the outgoing, all-Republican county commission. Frederick switched from a commissioner form of government to a charter government with an elected county executive as of Dec. 1.

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