Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed Gerald Clark to a vacant seat in the Maryland House of Delegates.
Hogan announced the appointment on Tuesday to fill the seat opened by the departure of former Del. Anthony O'Donnell, who was appointed by the governor to the Maryland Public Service Commission.
Clark, a Republican, will represent District 29C, which includes parts of Calvert and St. Mary's counties. From 2002 to 2014, Clark served on Calvert County's Board of County Commissioners.
He also has served as chair of the Tri-County Council of Southern Maryland and as a member of the Maryland Critical Area Commission. He also has been part of multiple business ventures, including Port of Call Wine and Spirits, which he has owned since 1979.