Two New Delegates: No Surprises

As expected, Governor Hogan appointed two new delegates in Prince George’s County to fill two vacancies.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Friday appointed two Democratic delegates to fill vacancies in the Prince George’s and Charles Counties legislative delegations.

Elizabeth “Susie” Proctor, the widow of the late Del. James E. Proctor, assumes the seat her husband occupied in District 27, which spans southern Prince George’s County and part of Charles County.

Carlo Sanchez, an officer with the Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee who works at Montgomery College, succeeds Del. William A. Campos in representing District 47-B, the state’s only majority Hispanic legislative jurisdiction. Campos resigned last month.

Proctor, of Accokeek, and Sanchez, of Carole Highlands, both received significant support from their local elected leaders in their nominations.

The governor’s office said the appointments take effect immediately, but no date has been set for a swearing-in.

Neither faced significant opposition, Proctor because Mike Miller recruited her to fill out her husband’s term, and Sanchez because there are a little over 1,000 active registered Democratic voters in District 47B, as it was drawn to endure that Will Campos had no opposition in 2014. As a result, there weren’t a whole lot of people to choose from to replace Campos when he resigned only nine months into his term.

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