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Republican Senate caucus will have a new leader in 2023 Maryland General Assembly

December 30th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

A smaller Republican Senate caucus will have a new top leader when the 2023 Maryland General Assembly session opens in January. Sen. Steve Hershey, R-Upper Shore, will take over leading the minority party as the state returns to one-party control in both chambers of the General Assembly and the governor’s mansion. Sen. Justin Ready will continue as minority whip, the party’s No. 2 leader. In the House, Delegate Jason Buckel of Allegany County serves as Minority Leader. Having lost Republican seats in the past two elections, and with Democrat control growing, Hershey acknowledges it could be a tough time for the GOP…