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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley has appointed Del. Stephen Hershey to a state Senate seat.

O'Malley announced the appointment Wednesday to replace former Sen. E.J. Pipkin, who resigned last month.

Hershey, a Republican, will represent legislative District 36, which includes Kent and Queen Anne's counties and parts of Cecil and Caroline counties.


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Del. Steve Hershey says he will seek appointment to a vacant state Senate seat on the Eastern Shore.

The Queen Anne's County Republican made the announcement in a news release Friday.

He will be seeking the seat that is now open because Sen. E.J. Pipkin resigned last week.

Del. Michael Smigiel, R-Cecil, also is seeking the appointment.