The Annapolis City Council has nine members, including the Mayor. It takes a majority of five votes to pass any bill, including any bill to protect our environment.
The AA Chapter has endorsed six candidates for the City Council, including the mayor. We are confident, if elected, they will give Annapolis a strong conservation majority on the Council. Now we have to get them elected.
This is the third in a series of weekly emails that focus on one of those candidates each week. In this edition we will introduce you to Ross Arnett, candidate for Ward 8. Ward 8 includes most of Eastport. See the ward map here.


Ross Arnett has been working on behalf of the Eastport community for 14 years, first as a Board Member, and then President, of the Eastport Civic Association and now as Alderman for Ward 8.

Ross retired from the Senior Executive Service of the Federal Government after 32 years and with a national reputation as a healthcare economist with expertise in healthcare spending an insurance coverage.

Before moving to Eastport, Ross and his wife Kathy, and son Ross, lived on Capitol Hill then Columbia and have always active in civic affairs.

Ross spearheaded reforms to the City’s budget process to improve transparency and increase accountability, passed legislation to promote responsible development and prevent overcrowding in our schools and protect our tree canopy, and pushed for improved public safety measures.

During his three terms on the council, Ross has chaired at different times the following committees: Finance, Environmental Matters and Rules and served on the Public Safety and Transportation.

“Our city will continue to face challenges in the next four years. I am ready to apply my years of experience to continue to find common-sense solutions for pressing issues facing Ward 8 and the entire city: Public Safety, the Environment, and Development.”


Ross needs your help to win. Here is a link to Ross’ website where you can volunteer your time and donate to his campaign: Or, you can reach campaign manager Lee Finney at: And, check the website for coming events.

P.S. Meet Ross and our other endorsed candidates at the Anne Arundel Chapter’s fundraiser for the Annapolis City elections. It will be on Tuesday, August 15th from 6 until at Beth Garraway’s house. Here is a link to the flyer.