Hogan appoints delegate to Baltimore district

January 28, 2020 GMT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan appointed Chanel Branch to a seat in the Maryland House of Delegates on Monday to represent a legislative district in Baltimore.

The governor’s appointment came after a recommendation from the Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee.

Branch will represent District 45 in Baltimore. Branch serves as director of support operations for strategy and administration for the Maryland Department of Human Services.

Branch is the daughter of Del. Talmadge Branch, who is the House majority whip.

She replaces Cheryl Glenn, who stepped down late last year while facing federal bribery and wire fraud charges. Glenn pleaded guilty last week to taking $33,750 in bribes in five payments in exchange for granting legislative favors, including work related to the medical marijuana industry.