HCDCC Statement Regarding Councilman Jacob Bennett

The actions of incoming County Executive Bob Cassilly in excluding Councilman Jacob Bennet from the public inauguration ceremony represent nothing less than an affront to the voters of District F, who elected him in a free and fair vote. The Harford County Democratic Central Committee stands by Councilman Bennett as the certified winner of the race in District F. Whatever concerns County Executive Cassilly proffers regarding Councilman Bennett’s eligibility to serve, the HCDCC submits that the decision is not his to make, and that the proper venue to adjudicate conflicts over interpretation of laws is where it always has been — the courts. If he believes that he has a case, he should issue a formal legal challenge rather than attempting to publicly and unilaterally delegitimize the winner of an election.

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