Senator Guy Guzzone will replace Senator Nancy King as Chair of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee when Senate President Nominee Bill Ferguson becomes Senate President in January. As reported by Maryland Matters,
The promotion to head the influential panel through which the state’s $44.5 billion budget — and capital spending — passes represents a relatively rapid rise for Guzzone. The 55-year-old Baltimore native is only in his second term in the Senate. But he is a veteran of Annapolis and local politics having served eight years in the House of Delegates, having also served eight years on the Howard County Council and as a staffer and advocate in the State House.
The article indicates Senator King will be named Senate Majority Leader when the session begins and a change in the President Pro Tem position.
Another Ferguson backer expected to benefit from his ascension is Sen. Melony G. Griffith (D-Prince George’s), who is poised to become President Pro Tem in January. She bucked her County Executive, Angela D. Alsobrooks (D), who supported Peters in the race to succeed Miller.
Griffith serves as deputy director of the Prince George’s County Arts and Humanities Council.
Other leadership changes will be announced in January.