Liam Farrell at the Annapolis Capital Gazette reports:
Seeking to capitalize on an anti-incumbent mood and the general appeal of environmental policies, the Green Party is likely to have its first nominee for county executive this year.
“I refuse to be marginalized. I demand our issues be discussed,” he said. “I can guarantee that I’ll be a change maker.”
The party is meeting tomorrow in Annapolis to consider nominating Mike Shay, a south county environmental activist, for Anne Arundel’s top political post.
Shay, 59, said his candidacy is an effort to give voters “real choices” and make sure there is a dialogue on creating sustainable communities and protecting the environment. In 2006, he ran as a Democrat for delegate in District 33B, losing to Del. Bob Costa, R-Deale.