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 of the Democratic Caucus a place in leadership.
From Maryland Matters,
Fisher, a 31-year-old attorney, is the youngest African-American woman in the General Assembly. She grew up in Rye Brook, N.Y., just north of New York City, and came to Maryland to attend the University of Maryland. She earned her law degree at Penn State University, started working in New York, then returned to Maryland to work for a mentor, then-Del. Jolene Ivey (D-Prince George’s), when Ivey became a candidate for lieutenant governor in 2013.