Gov. Larry Hogan today announced the appointment of Jheanelle Wilkins to the House of Delegates following the recommendation of the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee.
Wilkins will represent District 20 in Montgomery County, filling the seat vacated by now-Sen. William “Will” Smith.
She is a senior field manager for The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Ms. Wilkins was a fellow in the 2015 class of New Leaders Council Washington, D.C. and now serves on the board of New Leaders Council Maryland.
“I am confident that Ms. Wilkins will be a strong advocate for her constituents in Montgomery County in her new role as state delegate,” Hogan said in a statement. “I offer her my sincere congratulations, and look forward to having the opportunity to work with her in during the legislative session to change Maryland for the better.”