As she continues to settle into her job, House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones (D-Baltimore County) will be at a restaurant in Rockville Tuesday night, breaking bread with the two dozen members of the Montgomery County House delegation.
The meeting was requested by Jones and there’s no formal agenda – just a chance to chat and get better acquainted. Jones plans to organize informal get-togethers with other delegations in the weeks ahead, sources said.
Montgomery County has the largest delegation in the legislature and early on in the process to replace the late speaker Michael E. Busch (D), most members of the MoCo delegation found themselves on the opposite side of Jones: She was supporting Del. Dereck E. Davis (D-Prince George’s) to succeed Busch, while most of the county’s lawmakers had aligned with Del. Maggie L. McIntosh (D-Baltimore City). Jones, of course, emerged as the unanimous compromise choice on May 1 after the Democratic Caucus deadlocked between McIntosh and Davis.
Some younger members of Montgomery County’s all-Democratic delegation have been pushing for institutional reforms for the House and the Democratic Caucus, but it isn’t clear whether they’ll have an opportunity to press their case Tuesday night between bites of Bakalliaros Scordalia.