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Ted Brennan Files Candidacy Papers for Second Term on Town Council

Ted Brennan was elected to the Town Council for a one-year term on April 16, 2002. During this first term, Ted serves as the liaison to the Planning and Zoning Commission, is the Water and Sewer Commissioner, and has served as President Pro Tempore of the Town Council in the absence of the President. Ted wrote the legislation which established the Emmitsburg Water Committee and is now in the process of building a community coalition to fight drug addiction in the community. Ted is author of a monthly column called 'View From the Hill' in which he shares his insights on the actions of the Federal Government and its impact residents in Emmitsburg.

Ted was born in Washington, D.C. on September 15, 1968. Soon after his birth, his parents, Joe and Annette Brennan of Gettysburg, moved their growing family to Olney, Maryland where Ted spent most of his life with his two brothers and sister. He moved to his East Main Street home in Emmitsburg in December of 1995 after he married his wife, the former Stephanie Hess.

Ted is a 1986 graduate of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Wheaton, Maryland and a 1990 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and International Relations. During his college years, Ted was enrolled in the Naval ROTC program, where he was selected to become a Marine Corps officer. Unfortunately, a medical condition prevented him from continuing a career in the Marines.

After returning home, Ted found a career in Washington, first working as legal assistant in a major law firm and then working for the American Legislative Exchange Council, a state-level advocacy group. In 1994, Ted began working in the office of Congressman Ballenger, a Republican from North Carolina. There he served in several capacities, first as a legislative Assistant, then moving up the ranks to legislative director, senior policy advisor and press secretary. Today, Ted serves as the Professional Staff Member for the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee of the House International Relations Committee. He assists the Subcommittee's Chairman in covering Latin American and Caribbean issues and conducting oversight over U.S. foreign policy in the region.

In Emmitsburg, Ted has served on the Board of Appeals and for three years as the Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission. He is married and has four children, Emeline, Erin, Joseph and Nathan.

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