A funny thing happened on the way to finish off a boring Wednesday. Suddenly, the day was anything BUT boring…
Governor-Elect Larry Hogan announced that Maryland Delegate Kelly Schulz (R-4) was his choice for Cabinet Secretary of the Department of Licensing, Labor and Regulation (DLLR) once his Administration takes over on January 21st, 2015.
So much for my favorite elected official…
Now, she’s my favorite cabinet secretary, not to mention my favorite Hogan Administration official. The soon to be Secretary is both conservative and modest, honest and endearing. Congratulations to Kelly Schulz – and to Governor-Elect Hogan on choosing her!
Now, you’re probably asking yourself, what about Kelly Schulz’s soon to be vacated seat in the House of Delegates?
Wendi Peters ran with Kelly Schulz and Senator David Brinkley as a ticket this past primary season. And, inexplicably, the GOP primary voters in the 4th District didn’t elect Wendi Peters – although they did return Kelly Schulz to the House of Delegates. For some set of BS reasons or another, they managed to elect David Vogt and reelected Kathy Afzali as their delegates to go along with Kelly Schulz. Now, with Kelly Schulz being tapped to be the new Secretary of DLLR, there’s a seat that must be filled – her seat:
What to do, what to do?
(Here’s a sight I’d like to see more of during Governor-Elect Hogan’s First Term: Wendi Peters with Larry Hogan)
I’ll tell you what the Frederick County and Carroll County Central Committees should do. They should do what the voters failed to do – and that would be to ensure that they continue to have competent and conservative leadership in the House of Delegates by appointing Wendi Peters to Kelly Schulz’s delegate seat once Kelly Schulz becomes the Secretary of DLLR.
From what I was told this afternoon by two sources, both the Frederick and Carroll County Central Committees would have to agree on their appointment (Wendi Peters) for it to become official. If the two central committees could not agree on whom to appoint, the decision then swings to the Governor – Larry Hogan. My point being that I see no reason or excuse for Wendi Peters to not get the appointment.
Unless, of course, she no longer wants to serve in the House of Delegates.
Seriously, it’s got to sting – if not hurt like Hell – to run your tail off and not win. And, if you’ve read my previous writings on one of the victors in the race for 4th District Delegate, Delegate-Elect David Vogt, well, you know how I feel about him as a candidate and a politician…and to lose to him would be awful. BUT, the past did happen and it is what it is – to quote a favorite saying of hipsters the world over.
My point here is that I certainly hope that Wendi Peters still has the fire in the belly to do what’s right for the people of the 4th Legislative District, not to mention for her fellow citizens all throughout the state of Maryland. She is a talent – a major talent.
Express an interest in getting this appointment, Wendi – and to the Frederick and Carroll Central Committees, I implore you to do your part to ensure competent, conservative leadership continues to be represented in the 4th Legislative District by making this appointment count – and appointing Wendi Peters to fill Kelly Schulz’s soon to be former delegate seat.