Facts about Courtney Watson

  • County Council Democrat Courtney Watson has scheduled a "special announcement" for Sept. 21 in Columbia, where she is expected to announce her candidacy.
County Council Democrat Courtney Watson has scheduled a "special… (Algerina Perna, Baltimore…)
September 12, 2013

Party: Democrat

Age: 51

Born: Clarksville on Sept. 8, 1962

Current location: Ellicott City

Schools: Atholton Elementary, Clarksville Middle, Atholton High School

Degrees: B.A. Loyola College of Maryland (1984); M.B.A. Loyola College of Maryland (1986)

Family: Husband Richard, three children

Family note: Father Ed Cochran was Howard County executive from 1974 to 1978

Current seat: District 1 County Council member (since 2006)

Occupation: Vice president of Rossmann-Hurt-Hoffman Inc., regional insurance company (since 1992)

On the council: Council chair (2007-2008 and 2009-2010), Liquor Board chair (2009-2010), Zoning Board chair (2010-2011; 2012-present)

Previous positions: School Board member, 2002-2006 (chair for two years, 2003-2005)

County committees: Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance Committee, Ellicott City Master Plan Steering Committee, Economic Development Authority Strategic Plan Committee, Spending and Bond Affordability Committee

Other organization: President of the Women of the Maryland Association of Counties (2010-2013)

—Amanda Yeager

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