Delegate Pete Hammen Vacates House Seat to Join Mayor Pugh’s Administration

| December 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

1198-1-1716bThis week, District 46 Delegate Pete Hammen (D) announced that he retired effective December 6, 2016 in order to serve as Chief of Operations in the Pugh Mayoral Administration. Delegate Hammen has represented the district since 1995 and is a resident of Brewer’s Hill. The remaining members of the District 46 team include Senator Bill Ferguson (D) and Delegates Luke Clippinger (D) and Brooke Lierman (D). District 46 covers South and Southeast Baltimore (map here).

“For the last six years of our service together, Pete has been an unbelievable mentor, leader, and friend,” said Senator Bill Ferguson in a press release from the District 46 team. “Mayor Pugh could not have selected a more qualified and exceptional public servant to join her team in the Mayor’s Office. While I certainly will miss working with Pete in Annapolis, his transition to the Pugh Administration gives me great hope about the future of our City.”

The Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee will conduct interviews for potential candidates at the Southeast Anchor Library on December 21 at 5pm. The seven voting members of the 46th District State Central Committee will vote publicly after all interviews have concluded to fill the vacancy. The new delegate would serve the remaining two years of Delegate Hammen’s term.

The District 46 team has endorsed Robbyn Lewis, a community activist who resides in the Patterson Park neighborhood and who works at the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange.

All Maryland House of Delegates and Senate seats are four-year terms and elections will be held again in 2018. In 2014, eight candidates ran for the three House of Delegates seats and two candidates ran for State Senator.

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