County Executive Robert R. Neall has appointed a former Republican House of Delegates candidate to fill a year-old vacancy on the county's public housing governing board.
James J. Riley of Severna Park will serve a five-year term on the Anne Arundel Housing Authority's seven-member board of directors.
Last year, Riley lost his bid for a District 31 seat in the Houseof Delegates.
Riley retired from the Baltimore City school systemafter 30 years. He has a bachelor's degree from Towson State University and a master's degree in education from the University of Maryland.