Proctor’s Widow To Take His Seat?

The Post is reporting that Delegate James Proctor’s widow, Elizabeth “Susie” Proctor, has been asked, and has agreed, to take her late husband’s seat in the House of Delegates.

The widow of Del. James E. Proctor Jr. will seek to fill her husband’s now-vacant seat in the Maryland House of Delegates, at the urging of one of the state’s top Democrats, her son said Friday.

James Proctor III said Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller (D-Calvert) asked his mother, Elizabeth G. “Susie” Proctor, if she would consider becoming part of the legislative team that represents District 27, which includes portions of southern Prince George’s and Charles counties.

“She’s accepted,” Proctor said Friday. Miller could not be reached for comment.

Arelis Hernandez writes that Miller’s support could be a “significant advantage” in gaining the appointment of the Prince George’s Democratic Central Committee. This being Miller’s own district, that’s an enormous understatement. I’ll bet a dollar that nobody with long term aspirations in D27 will even apply for that seat. Because there’s only one candidate who’s going to get it. Given her current experience (she chairs the Prince George’s County Board of Tax Assessment Appeals, and she sits on the county’s community college Board of Trustees), Ms. Proctor is eminently qualified, but her best qualification right now is that her appointment doesn’t rock the boat for Mike Miller.

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