Selection of Rawlings' successor delayed

December 07, 2003

Because of the snowstorm, Baltimore's Democratic leaders postponed yesterday their plans to pick a successor to the late Del. Howard P. Rawlings, who died last month.

The 40th District State Central Committee, a five-member body charged with recommending a replacement for Rawlings to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., will meet at 6 p.m. today at Baltimore City Community College to interview applicants and make its selection.

State law requires the governor to fill a vacancy within 30 days after the position becomes open. The recommendation comes from the local central committee where the lawmaker lived, and the successor must be from the party that the person who served belonged to.

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