Maryland governor requests different nomination for house seat

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November 26, 2012

By Kristen Horn

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland: After the removal of former delegate Tiffany Alston from her seat in the House of Delegates in Maryland following a court conviction of theft, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley has asked that the replacement nomination of Gregory A. Hall be removed.[1]

Gregory Hall was nominated by the Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee to fill Alston’s position and finish out her term set to end in January 2015.[2]

According to Maryland state law the governor “shall appoint” the replacement nominee for the delegate position. Governor O’Malley has not yet approved the local committee’s nomination and asked Democrats to remove the selection citing the general review of Alston’s reinstatement and not a reflection on Hall’s past for his request.

Twenty years ago Hall was involved with a shootout in Capitol Heights in which a teen was killed. Hall was determined to have not taken the fatal shot by police and was charged with a misdemeanor[2].

Governor O’Malley has until Monday to come to a decision regarding the nomination of Hall by the Democratic Central Committee. During the time of O’Malley’s decision, Hall has noted that he will seek judicial involvement to prevent his nomination from being terminated.

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