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Hogan appoints Brinkley as budget chief; complete list of other appointments


Photo above: Gov.-elect Larry Hogan at podium shakes hands with Sam Maholtra, his appointee as secretary of Human Resources. From left, ex-Sen. David Brinkley, budget secretary; Maholtra; Hogan; Jennie Hunter-Cevera, acting secretary of the Maryland Higher Education Commission; Luis Burunda, deputy secretary of state; Clay Stamp, director of Maryland Emergency Management Administration.


By Len Lazarick


At his 13th and final news conference Thursday before his swearing in next week, Gov.-elect Larry Hogan made nearly two dozen appointments, including outgoing state Sen. David Brinkley, the former minority leader, as the new secretary of Budget and Management.

Brinkley’s long anticipated appointment had stirred some opposition from the Republican far-right who objected to his votes for Gov. Martin O’Malley’s budgets during his service on the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee.

Brinkley lost his reelection in the Republican primary to incoming Sen. Mike Hough, who had hammered Brinkley over his support of O’Malley’s budget.

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