The Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee tonight nominated Robbyn Lewis to replace former Delegate Pete Hammen in Legislative District 46.
Community activist Robbyn Lewis took a step Wednesday toward filling the state delegate seat vacated by Del. Pete Hammen when he joined the administration of new Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh.
The Democratic central committee for the district voted, 6-1, to recommend Lewis to Gov. Larry Hogan for appointment to replace Hammen. One vote on the seven-member committee went to Dea Thomas, who was runner-up in this year’s race for a City Council seat.
The committee was elected by voters during the Democratic primary in April.
Lewis, 53, who works for the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange and was an activist for the Red Line light rail, had the backing of the incumbent delegates and state senator in Southeast Baltimore’s 46th District. Afterward, she said they encouraged her to apply for the seat.
State Sen. Bill Ferguson and state Dels. Luke Clippinger and Brooke Lierman endorsed Lewis earlier this month.
A former member of the Patterson Park Neighborhood Association, Lewis said she sees the city as ready to rapidly improve with a new mayor and eight new City Council members.