New MD Senate President sworn in, replaces longest-serving state Senator
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – It was an exciting day for legislators in Annapolis Wednesday as they were sworn into their historic new roles. That includes Senator Bill Ferguson, who’s now the new Senate President. A change that the General Assembly hasn’t seen in more than 10 years. This all comes after Maryland’s longtime Senate President, Mike Miller, announced that he was stepping down from his position back in October due to health issues. Senator Ferguson was nominated by the Democratic caucus to be the next Senate President after learning the news. Legislators hope by strengthening the relationship with the new Senate President, they’ll be able to get a lot of things done for the eastern shore.
“He came into the Senate the same year that I came into the house and I’ve seen him be fair and an honest person to deal with and I have great hopes for him,” said Delegate Charles Otto (R-District 38A).
Miller had been Maryland’s Senate President for more than three decades and was the country’s longest-serving state senator.