Balto. Co.: Bailey-Shellenberger rematch brewing for state's attorney
In Baltimore County, the state's attorney's race will likely be a rematch of 2006. Republican Stephen Bailey filed Tuesday to run against incumbent Scott Shellenberger, a Democrat who has held the job since 2006.
That race pitted Bailey, a deputy state’s attorney, who was the hand-picked successor to longtime State’s Attorney Sandra A. O’Connor, against one of her former prosecutors. Shellenberger ran with the support of the County Executive James T. Smith Jr.
Bailey, 47, promised a spirited rematch with a strong focus on fiscal issues. The Towson attorney said he would slash the state’s attorney salary from $214,000 to $140,000, opt out of the county’s pension plan for elected officials and limit campaign contributions from fellow attorneys to $250.
-Mary Gail Hare