Baltimore County Councilman Izzy Patoka was elected to lead the council this year, becoming the first new chairman since 2021. The second-term Democrat was the 6-0 choice at a Tuesday evening legislative session to lead meetings and set the agenda of the seven-member council; Councilman Todd Crandell was absent. Patoka is “a veteran of this body,” Republican 5th District Councilman David Marks, the longest-serving council member, said shortly after nominating Patoka. First-term 1st District Councilman Patrick “Pat” Young quickly seconded Marks’ nomination.
Baltimore Co. Council elects Patoka as first new chairman in three years
January 3, 2024