POLL: Did Leopold Do the Right Thing by Resigning?
The county council was prepared to oust him from office.
John R. Leopold's stint as Anne Arundel County Executive is over.
The Pasadena Republican stepped down from the office on Friday, three days after being found guilty on two counts of misconduct.
In some ways, Leopold was likely hastening the inevitable, as the county council had schedule a vote for Monday on whether to remove him from office. He was already suspended immediately after the guilty verdict.
Members of the county council said Friday that they were pleased by the resignation because it will allow them to take the next steps toward finding a replacement.
What do you think? Should Leopold have resigned, or should he have waited for the council to vote?
(Full disclosure: Patch readers were asked in March whether Leopold should have resigned following allegations of misconduct. About 75 percent of respondents said yes.)