Chanel Branch Sworn in to House of Delegates

    It was a family affair in the House of Delegates as Chanel Branch was sworn in as the newest member of the chamber on Tuesday afternoon.

    Branch (D-Baltimore City) was sworn in to the chamber by House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones (D-Baltimore County) with a large contingent of family in the chamber, including her father, House Majority Whip Talmadge Branch (D-Baltimore City).

    Talmadge Branch read the commission letter appointing his daughter to the chamber during a brief ceremony.

    Shortly after being sworn in, Jones pointed out to Chanel Branch that she’s listed above her father on the chamber’s electronic voting board.

    “This is one of the first times she comes before her dad,” Jones joked.

    Chanel Branch will join the House Ways and Means Committee.

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    Danielle E. Gaines
    Danielle Gaines most recently worked for Bethesda Beat covering Montgomery County. Previously, she spent six years at The Frederick News-Post as the paper’s principal government and politics reporter for half that time, covering courts and legal affairs before that. She also reported for the now-defunct The Gazette of Politics and Business in Maryland and previously worked as a county government and education reporter at the Merced Sun-Star in California’s Central Valley.