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9 So. Marylanders Among O'Malley 'Green Bag' Nominees


ANNAPOLIS (February 17, 2012) – Governor Martin O’Malley today submitted to the Maryland Senate a list of 111 “green bag” nominations for appointment and reappointment for State boards and commissions. Nine of the nominees are residents of the tri-county area.

Wayne E. Clark, of Calvert Co., was appointed to the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.

Edith J. Patterson, Ed.D., of Charles Co., was appointed to the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

Leanora E. Winters, of Calvert Co., was appointed to the Commission on Indian Affairs.

Christopher John Reynolds, of Calvert Co., was appointed to the Maryland Parole Commission.

Sheila J. Sullivan, of Calvert Co., was appointed to the Maryland Parole Commission.

Michael L. Middleton, of Charles Co., was appointed to the College of Southern Maryland Board of Trustees.

Dawn Pipkin, of St. Mary's Co., was appointed to the Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board.

Michael J. Whitson, of St. Mary's Co., was appointed to the Maryland Transportation Authority.

Sarah T. Hruda, of Charles Co., was appointed to the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

All appointments require confirmation by the Maryland State Senate.

“I am proud to announce these appointments and reappointments for key leadership positions throughout Maryland,” said Governor O’Malley. “We have worked diligently to put forward a list of individuals who represent diverse gender, geographic, and ethnic backgrounds and whose skills and talents will help us continue the vital progress we are making to protect our shared priorities. These appointments represent positions that will advise and regulate on a broad range of issues important to the citizens of Maryland: transportation, education, environment, economic development, public safety and boards preserving art, history and culture. We are grateful that they have chosen to step up and serve 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.

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