Senator Shirley Nathan-Pulliam to Retire

State Senator Shirley Nathan-Pulliam announced over the weekend she would resign from the Senate effective Sunday. Nathan-Pulliam, who served as vice chairwoman of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, has battled multiple health problems in recent months. An article in Maryland Matters summarizes her career. Nathan-Pulliam entered the Senate in 2015, representing a district…

Nicole Williams Appointed to House of Delegates

Governor Hogan has appointed Nicole Williams to the House of Delegates to fill the seat vacated by former Delegate Tawanna Gaines (District 22). As reported by The Daily Record,   Williams, 42 of Greenbelt, holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Pittsburgh and a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of…

Keiffer Mitchell Named Hogan’s Chief Legislative Officer

Governor Hogan has announced Keiffer J. Mitchell as his new Chief Legislative Officer succeeding Christopher Shank, who held the position since 2016. Mitchell has served as senior adviser to the Governor since the beginning of his Administration. From the Governor’s press release, Keiffer J. Mitchell, Jr. served in the House of Delegates from 2011-2015, representing…

Delegate Wanika Fisher Chosen As Assistant Majority Leader

Delegate Wanika Fisher (District 47B – Prince George’s County) has been selected to serve as Assistant Majority Leader. Formerly an appointment of the Speaker of the House of Delegates, Speaker Adrienne Jones announced in September the position would be held by a freshman Democrat selected by his or her freshman Democratic colleagues giving junior members…