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Same judges, new roles

As the old saying goes, “Once is a fluke, twice is a coincidence, three times means a blog post.”

The Maryland Judiciary announced administrative appointments of three circuit court judges yesterday. Two of them are connected to the upcoming retirement of Judge Diane O. Leasure from Howard County Circuit Court in November.

Judge Lenore R. Gelfman will become administrative judge for Howard County. Gelfman has served on the bench since 1996 following seven years as a district court judge.

Anne Arundel County Administrative Judge Nancy L. Davis-Loomis, meanwhile, will become administrative judge for the Fifth Judicial Circuit, which includes Anne Arundel, Carroll and Howard counties. Davis-Loomis has been the top judge in Anne Arundel County since 2007 and has been on the  circuit court bench since 2000.

Last but not least, Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. became administrative judge for Washington County late last month. Long has been on the bench for five years and succeeds Judge John H. McDowell.

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