Welcome!  My name is Alan J. McCarthy. 

I currently serve as the County Executive for Cecil County.  On February 7, 2019 I filed for re-election for this position.  The Primary Election is April 28, 2020 and the General Election is November 3, 2020.

I successfully ran for County Council District 1 in 2012 and served as the District 1 representative from December 2012 through December 2016.  While serving on the Council I realized that we could be so much more.  Archaic philosophies and governmental actions were holding us back.  Cecil County was in an excellent position to grow in all facets of life making us the desired location for existing businesses to expand, new businesses to locate and families to live and enjoy all the deserved qualities of life.  I further realized that as one of five members of the Council, I could only do so much.

On December 5, 2016 I took the oath of office for County Executive after a successful campaign winning the General Election in November of 2016.  You will read of the major accomplishments over the past three years on this website.  Although I am proud of the men and women who contributed to these grand achievements, our work is far from done.  The challenges of the opioid/heroin crisis continues.  Generated the revenue to provide quality education institutions for our citizens in a safe and secure environment will never cease to be a top priority.

The difference between 2016 and 2019 is that Cecil County is in a far better position to face the existing and new challenges that will emerge.  We are the envy of the State and Region as others applaud our steps forward.  Our success will continue if we all work together all striving for the same positive outcomes that will allow our County to grow for businesses and citizens alike.  It is about the end result not who gets the credit.  We are in this together.

I humbly ask for your vote and support to continue the pursuit of the qualities of life all citizens want and serve in November 2020 through 2024.

Thank you.

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Letter to Voters

Read Alan McCarthy goals for the upcoming term 2020-2024. A letter to you, the voter.

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