Marylanders – not unelected party-members – should choose their legislators.
When legislative vacancies occur, such as when legislators are appointed to new positions, retire, or are otherwise unable to fulfill their terms, county party committees currently control who fills those legislators, giving little voice to Maryland voters in the process.
We’re working to give Marylanders more of a voice, putting vacant seats on the next general election ballot in these instances. Marylanders already use this process when vacancies occur for other offices, such as Comptroller, Attorney General, or United States Senate. There is no reason that Marylanders shouldn’t have this vital input into their state representatives.