After Barron’s Confirmation, Prince George’s House Delegation Elects New President – Maryland Matters
Of the. Nick Charles (D) was unanimously elected the new delegation chair to Prince George’s County House this week, after former Del. Erek Barron was sworn in as the first black United States attorney for the state of Maryland.
“A longtime resident of Prince George County… Delegate Charles is committed to improving the community and preserving its rich culture as a civic and community leader and throughout his legislative career,” said a statement press release of the delegation.
In a Facebook post, Charles said his election to the presidency was “surreal and such an honor at the same time.”
“I want to thank my colleagues for trusting me to sail this great ship,” Charles wrote. “I look forward to the excellent work we will do together as we prepare for this next legislative session.”
The Prince George County Democratic Central Committee is expected to select a successor for Barron in District 24 in the coming weeks.
Former panel chair Cheryl S. Landis was sworn in as a new member of the House of Delegates on Friday. Landis, a former educator, will represent District 23B, which opened during the Del era. Ronald L. Watson was appointed to the State Senate.