Report: Feldman Unanimous Pick To Fill District 15 Senate Seat

The decision awaits approval from Gov. Martin O'Malley.

Del. Brian Feldman is one step away from becoming Maryland's newest Senator, filling the District 15 vacancy left by former Sen. Rob Garagiola.

Feldman received unanimous approval from the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee, and now awaits approval from Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, The Gazette reports.

A committee spokesperson told The Gazette the process should take about a week to complete.

Read the full story on The Gazette.
Fran Asbeck September 12, 2013 at 07:33 AM
Am I being overly critical in my opinion that we have been ill-served by two recent office-holders, Al Wynn, and Rob Garagiola, both of whom asked for our votes, then once elected, abandoned their offices? Am I wrong in wondering why there has been no public expression of disapproval of these quitters? Sanity check, please.
Robin Ficker September 12, 2013 at 09:55 AM
We need to fill legislative vacancies by election, not appointment by crony to the exclusion of minorities. Mr. Feldman has clobbered the poor and middle class with 20 cent/gallon gas tax hikes and 20% sales tax increases. He opposed our successful Ficker Amendment to limit property tax increases to the rate of inflation and supported the rain tax and making the county pay huge state pension costs. He took large contributions from PEPCO and Lockheed before pushing through a large tax break for Lockheed.
Don O'Neill September 12, 2013 at 10:30 AM
Why does Gov. O'Malley have to approve the candidate for the District 15 Senate seat?
Don O'Neill September 12, 2013 at 10:35 AM
On Garagiola, the South Valley Restroom and Concession stand was proposed and awarded a $125,000 Maryland Bond Bill grant to the Montgomery Village Sports Association (MVSA) in early 2012. He teamed up with Senator Nancy King in bringing this unwanted and unsavory "amenity" to Montgomery Village. This addition to South Valley Park is unwanted because nearby residents objected, nature lovers objected, fiscally minded Villagers objected, and even the Maryland legislature objected to awarding the $125,000 Bond Bill grant to MVF.


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