City Central Committee Accepting Applications for Vacancy Left by Haynes Retirement

    The Baltimore City Democratic State Central Committee is accepting resumes to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Del. Keith E. Haynes.

    The delegate announced earlier this month that he would retire, effective July 15.

    Haynes had represented southwest and West Baltimore in the 44th and 44A districts since 2003.

    He offered little explanation for his departure earlier this month.

    “After 18 1/2 years of service, I am retiring from the Maryland House of Delegates,” he wrote in a brief statement at the time. “…I would like to thank my constituents for the opportunity to serve them.”

    The central committee will accept applications to fill the seat until 5 p.m. on Aug. 2.

    To be eligible, applicants must be a registered Democratic voter older than 21 who has lived in the state of Maryland for at least a year and in District 44A for at least six months.

    The central committee will conduct interviews of potential replacements over zoom on Aug. 5. The interviews are open to the public and will be streamed on the Baltimore City Democratic State Central Committee Facebook page.

    The seven voting members from District 44A will vote to select a nominee, who must be formally appointed by Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R).

    Questions about the application process can be sent to [email protected].

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    Danielle E. Gaines
    Danielle Gaines covered government and politics for Maryland Matters for two years before moving into an editing position. 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.