In not exactly exquisite timing, Baltimore Delegate Jill Carter has resigned to take a position with new Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh. The 2017 legislative session starts in twelve days, so they’re gonna have to giddyup in District 41 to get someone in place before too much time passes.
Baltimore Del. Jill Carter is resigning from her seat in the Maryland House of Delegates and taking a job in Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s administration.
Carter, a Democrat, sent a letter last week to House Speaker Michael Busch announcing plans to resign, effective early next week. On Friday, Pugh announced Carter will be the director of the Baltimore Office of Civil rights and Wage Enforcement. She starts Tuesday.
Carter has served in the House for 14 years. She has represented District 41 and served on the House Judiciary Committee.
How did a letter like that stay under my sophisticated radar for an entire week? There’s some moles and rats in the Annapolis tunnels who need to step up their game. Y’all know who you are – consider yourselves warned!
The Sun, which got bested on this story by the AP, adds an interesting point:
The resignation leaves a vacancy in the 41st District, where politics have been complicated recently by the illness of Democratic Sen. Lisa A. Gladden, who has multiple sclerosis.
Gladden missed the second half of this year’s session and her ability to return to Annapolis for the session that starts Jan. 11 is questionable. In recent weeks, she has not returned calls or emails seeking information on her condition or her plans.
So D41 could be looking at a Senate appointment and two delegate appointments in the immediate future, if a delegate gets appointed to the Senate vacancy if it occurs. The two remaining delegates are Sandy Rosenberg and Nat Oaks.
Interesting times in Baltimore City.