State Roundup, October 11, 2016

KITTLEMAN PRESSES SHERIFF TO QUIT: Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman pressed his county’s embattled sheriff again Monday to resign, and said he’s exploring legal options to force the sheriff out, reports Pamela Wood in the Sun.  Sheriff James Fitzgerald has been accused of using racist and offensive language, discriminating against employees and retaliating against those who did not support his re-election bid.

DIXON TO LAUNCH WRITE-IN EFFORT: Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon, who narrowly lost the Democratic primary to reclaim her old job, is expected to launch a write-in campaign for Baltimore City mayor today — a move expected to shake up what’s been a relatively quiet general election race, Luke Broadwater of the Sun reports. The story is topped by a short video explaining the write-in campaign and its chances of success.