Sophocleus’ Widow Appointed to Finish His Term in Maryland House

Alice T. Sophocleus was appointed Monday by Republican Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. to complete the term of her late husband, former Del. Theodore J. “Ted” Sophocleus (D-Anne Arundel), who died in office last month.
Sophocleus was recommended July 2 as a replacement for her husband in the House of Delegates by the Anne Arundel County Democratic Central Committee. She will represent District 32 until Jan. 9, 2019, the end of her late husband’s four-year term.
 Alice T. Sophocleus was appointed Monday by Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan to complete the term of her late husband. Ted Sophocleus Facebook Photo Former Del. Sophocleus died June 8 at age 79. While his name did appear on the June 26 primary ballot, he was not among the top three Democratic vote-getters.
“While we are still shocked and saddened by the news of Delegate Sophocleus’ sudden passing, it is our responsibility to make sure that all Marylanders are fully represented in our legislature,” Hogan said in announcing the appointment. “Alice Sophocleus is a dedicated member of the community she will be representing, and I am confident she will serve the constituents of District 32 well.”
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William F. Zorzi
Bill Zorzi was a Baltimore Sun reporter and editor for nearly 20 years, focusing on government and politics. An Annapolis bureau veteran, he wrote a weekly column, “The Political Game” for the paper.Zorzi and another former Sun reporter, David Simon, are longtime collaborators on acclaimed television projects, including the HBO series, “The Wire,” and the HBO miniseries “Show Me a Hero,” which dealt with an explosive housing desegregation case in Yonkers, NY.


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