Departing lawmakers served Anne Arundel and Annapolis well

At the end of every four-year term, some inevitably depart the seat of government in Annapolis for the last time as state lawmakers. This year, five lawmakers who represent Anne Arundel County finished their final session and, barring some unexpected callback, now move on to other chapters of their lives. We don't want to get maudlin, but we like to think have agreed more often that we have disagreed with state Sens. John Astle and Ed DeGrange, and delegates Herb McMillan, Meagan Simonaire and Barbara Frush. We also should note that this was the end of Pam Beidle's years in the House of Delegates, although she hopes to be back next year as a state senator. (Capital)

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