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Hogan appoints new State Senator to 44th District and Delegate to 35B

Posted at 1:13 PM, Dec 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-30 13:19:43-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WMAR) — Governor Larry Hogan on Monday appointed a new Democratic State Senator to represent Maryland's 44th Legislative District.

Delegate Charles E. Sydnor III has been chosen to replace Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, who held the seat since 2014.

Nathan-Pulliam stepped down on Decmebr 1, citing health issues.

A State Delegate since 2015, Sydnor is the current majority deputy whip.

He sits on the State House Judiciary Committee, and also chairs the sub-committee for Criminal Law and Procedures.

The 44th Legislative District covers parts of Baltimore City and County.

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Also on Monday, Hogan appointed Mike Griffith to the vacant District 35B house seat, representing Harford and Cecil Counties.

Griffith is the chief marketing officer at HPS Management in Havre de Grace. He previously served eight years in the United States Marine Corps as a military police officer.