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Diane Butler

Some Democrats raised concerns about the Republican nominee’s temperament to serve on the Maryland State Board of Elections. She was confirmed on a 32-12 vote.

A Senate committee recommends Diane Butler for confirmation but some reservations remain. Lam, panel’s vice chair, joins two others in opposition.

Maryland Matters has obtained copies of some of the emails and social media posts that have stalled Diane Butler’s nomination to the State Board of Elections.

Committee focuses on nominee’s social media posts and emails.


Diane Butler is the fourth Republican nominated for two seats on the state board of elections. A fifth nominee is being held because he is a filed candidate.