New D41 Delegate: Bilal Ali

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The Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee met last night and recommended Bilal Ali to replace recently resigned Delegate Jill Carter in District 41.

Bilal Ali, a community liaison in the Baltimore state’s attorney’s office, was selected Wednesday to become Baltimore’s newest state delegate — part of a series of recent changes to the city’s delegation triggered by the election of Mayor Catherine Pugh and the retirement of state Sen. Lisa Gladden.

Ali, an event promoter who sits on the Democratic Central Committee that made the selection, beat fellow committee member Joyce Smith in a 5-1 vote. Ali and Smith both voted for themselves.
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan is required to appoint a nominee recommended by the committee.

That leaves one vacancy in the City, Lisa Gladden’s Senate seat also in D41. Which, this being the year of multiple legislative vacancies, is likely to lead to yet another vacancy if a delegate is appointed to replace Gladden.

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