County governing boards change gavels, Harrison prepares to take over & Jacobs holds on

Prince George's County Councilwoman Andrea Harrison

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If source reports are correct, Councilwoman Andrea Harrison (D-Springdale) is expected to be named chairman of the Prince George’s County Council today. Harrison previously served as Vice-Chair of the council and withdrew her campaign for chairman after Ingrid Turner (D-Greenbelt) locked up the five needed votes. Harrison is also chair of the Council of Governments which she is expected to give up in January when Frank Principi of Woodbridge takes over.

The County Council is expected to elect their new leadership today during their meeting at 11:00AM in Upper Marlboro.

Last night School Board Member Verjeana Jacobs (D-Bowie) was elected to her fifth term as chair of the Prince George’s County Board of Education. She was elected 9-1 with only Board Member Edward Burroughs voting no. Peggy Higgins (D-College Park) was elected to replace Donna Beck as Vice-Chair.

Other News Today- Former County Executive Jack Johnson is expected to be sentenced for his role in a wide ranging corruption scheme in Prince George’s County. His wife, former Councilwoman Leslie Johnson will be sentenced on Friday.

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