Prince George's Democrat to head black caucus

January 27, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A Prince George's County Democrat assumed the chairmanship of the Maryland Legislative Black Caucus last night, succeeding former Sen. Larry Young of Baltimore.

Del. Carolyn J. B. Howard, who had been vice chairman, was selected to serve the remainder of Young's term, which expires June 30.

Young was expelled from the Senate on Jan. 16 for apparent violations of state ethics laws.

Howard has been in the House of Delegates since 1988.

Sen. Nathaniel J. McFadden, a Baltimore Democrat, will serve as vice chairman, Howard said.

Young, a Democrat, held two other chairmanships in the General Assembly.

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller tapped Sen. Philip C. Jimeno, an Anne Arundel County Democrat, to succeed Young as chairman of the Executive Nominations Committee, which must approve hundreds of gubernatorial appointments.

Young's other post, head of a health subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee, was not filled.

Pub Date: 1/27/98

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