Del. Paul D. Corderman (R-Washington) is likely to become Maryland’s newest state senator following a vote Tuesday night by the Washington County Republican Central Committee.
The GOP panel nominated Corderman to replace former Sen. Andrew Serafini (R), who resigned late last month so he could focus on his family and his business.
The Hagerstown Herald-Mail first reported the news of Corderman’s nomination late Tuesday night. Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R), who formally makes the appointment, is expected to go along with the central committee’s recommendation.
Corderman and Del. William Wivell (R) had applied to fill the vacancy. The third delegate in District 2, which takes in much of Washington County, Neil C. Parrott (R), is currently running for Congress.
“The Committee had a very difficult choice between two outstanding State Delegates who have been been previously nominated by our committee, appointed by the Governor, and affirmed by the voters of their districts for their current Delegate Seats,” Jerry DeWolf, Washington County’s GOP chairman, said in a statement. “Both Delegates Bill Wivell and Paul Corderman are faithful public servants for the citizens of Washington County, and our committee holds them both in the highest esteem!”