Dist39 Senate Seat drama
It seems that the D39 senate seat lost a contender. That King lady dropped out. Ali is definitely in. It looks like it will a bruiser between him and Barkley.
King stays put
Del. Nancy King of Montgomery Village said she decided over the weekend not to seek Hogan’s Senate seat.
‘‘I love where I am in the House,” King said Tuesday. ‘‘The time’s not right for me to go to the Senate, so I decided not to.”
King said the fact that she was recently named House chairwoman for the Joint Committee on Children, Youth and Families influenced her decision to stay put.
Her decision leaves District 39 House colleagues Saqib Ali and Charlie Barkley and former delegate and Montgomery College trustee Gene Counihan in the running.
The Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee will pick a name to submit to Gov. Martin O’Malley based on a majority vote of its 23 members at an Aug. 14 meeting. The governor has 15 days to make the appointment.