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ANNAPOLIS - Governor Martin O'Malley submitted a list of 145 "green bag" nominations to the Maryland Senate on Friday for State boards and commissions. The list includes fifteen southern Marylanders who are being nominated for various positions.

The Honorable Richard A. Cooper was nominated for the District Court of Maryland, District Four for Charles County.

Leslie Jackson Jenkins, Esquire, Charles County, was nominated for the Environmental Service Board of Directors, Maryland.

Seven people were nominated to serve on the College of Southern Maryland Board of Trustees. They include: Charles R. Bailey, Jr., Esquire, Calvert; MacArthur Jones, Calvert; James K. Raley, Jr., St. Mary's; Mary Maddox Krug, Esquire, Calvert; Michael L. Middleton, Charles; Dorothea Holt Smith, Charles; and Janice T. Walthour, St. Mary's.

Richard E. Scott, Jr., Calvert County, was nominated for the University System of Maryland Board of Regents.

Five people were nominated to the St. Mary's County Board of Elections. They include: Robert H. Goldsmith, Ph.D.; Rebecca J. Owens Wathen; Rose V. Frederick; Donald L. O'Neal; and Noel T. Wood.

"I am proud to nominate these outstanding candidates to fill key posts in Maryland's state government," said Governor O'Malley. "We have worked hard to compile a diverse list of individuals from across our State to help make government work again for the people of Maryland."

The term "green bag" derives from the historical green satchel that is used once every year to bring the gubernatorial nominations to the Senate. When not in use, the bag is stored at the Maryland State Archives. It is state tradition that a senior member of the governor's staff delivers the "green bag" to the Senate. This year, Appointments Secretary Jeanne Hitchcock delivered the bag to Senate President Pro Tem Nathaniel J. McFadden.

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