Monday, August 9, 2010

An exclusive interview with Mr. Sam Dean candidate for County Executive for Prince George's County, Maryland

An exclusive interview with Mr. Sam Dean candidate for County Executive for Prince George's County, Maryland can be heard on the Parents and PGCPS website an EduSocial Network for engaged parents and dedicated educators or downloaded on our 24 hour podcast site: Engaged Parents For PGCPS. Mr. Sam Dean will appear on eCommunity Affairs. The show is airing now. To join the conversation visit Parents and PGCPS.

Council Member Samuel H. Dean was overwhelmingly reelected in November 2006, to a second four-year term on the Prince George’s County Council by 99-percent of the voters in District 6. He was first elected to the Council, winning 93-percent of the vote, in November 2002. Council Member Dean represents the nearly 110,000 citizens residing in the District 6 communities of South Bowie, Capitol Heights, District Heights, Forestville, Kettering, Largo, Mitchellville, and Upper Marlboro. District 6 is the largest district in population in the County and second largest in land mass.

Recognized for his strong leadership ability, Council Member Dean was twice elected Council Chairman by his colleagues, serving in that capacity during Legislative Year 2005, and again in Legislative Year 2008. The second term as Chairman in 2008, filled the vacancy left by the resignation of former Chairman David C. Harrington, following his appointment to the State Senate. Council Member Dean served as Council Vice-Chairman in Legislative Year 2004. During his second term as Council Chairman, he was a leading member of the County’s visiting presentation team with the County Executive to the New York bond rating houses, resulting for the first time in the County’s history in a Triple A Bond Rating.

For the 2010 Legislative Year, Council Member Dean serves as Chairman of the Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee (PZED), a position he has held for four of his eight years on the Committee; is a member of the Public Safety and Fiscal Management Committee (PSFM), serves in a leadership role on the Council Budget Process Committee. Mr. Dean is a member of the Rules, General Assembly and Committee of the Whole (COW), Council Representative and Liaison to the Board of Education, member of the Board of Directors, Economic Development Committee, Board Member of the Prince George’s Community College Foundation; and alternate Council Representative to the Dimensions Healthcare System. He is an Advisory Board Member of Envision, a community visioning project sponsored by the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC). Mr. Dean chaired the Council’s Blue Ribbon Committee on the High School Assessment examinations that study and made recommendations to the State Board of Education on the potential impact of the examinations on County students. Council Member Dean has served on every Council standing committee during his tenure, and chaired the Transportation, Housing and The Environment Committee (THE) Committee during first year on the Council.

He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management and Technology from the University of Maryland, University College, in College Park.

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