Ehrlich appoints Kittleman to Senate seat

Howard Co. councilman replaces his late father in 9th Legislative District

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October 13, 2004|By Ben Pillow | Ben Pillow,Special to Baltimoresun.com

Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. today announced the appointment of Allan H. Kittleman as state senator for the 9th Legislative District, representing parts of Carroll and Howard counties and replacing his late father, Robert H. Kittleman.

Allan Kittleman, a Howard County councilman, will serve the remainder of a four-year term that began Jan. 8, 2003, the governor's office said.

I am honored to appoint Allan Kittleman, as I am confident he will continue the strong record of leadership established by his father," Ehrlich said in a statement. "As an experienced public servant, Allan will continue to deliver the high level of representation the citizens of Howard and Carroll counties expect and deserve."

Allan Kittleman, a West Friendship Republican, has said he tentatively plans to resign Oct. 20 from his County Council seat, representing western and southern Howard County and portions of Ellicott City. His seat will be vacant until a new member is chosen, likely before Thanksgiving.

Under county law, a replacement must be approved by the County Council within 30 days.

On Sept. 29, Allan Kittleman was unanimously chosen by the Howard and Carroll Republican central committees to replace his father in the Maryland Senate. By law, the governor had 15 days after that to make today's appointment.

Sen. Robert Kittleman battled leukemia most of the year and died Sept. 11. Despite his illness, the 78-year-old was expected to continue his term this winter in what would have been his 22nd year in the General Assembly.

Allan Kittleman, 45, is a former partner in the law firm of Herwig & Humphreys LLP, which concentrates in representing employers in workers' compensation matters. Prior to serving on the Howard County Council, he was a member of the Howard County Republican Central Committee and the Howard County Republican Club.

Sun staff contributed to this article.

Originally published October 13, 2004, 1:58 PM EDT

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