By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun
6:37 PM EDT, June 10, 2013
Three new members have been named to the Baltimore County school board, and another member has been reappointed, Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Monday.
Marisol A. Johnson, a State Farm insurance agent, will replace Cornelia Bright Gordon, who has served on the board since 2011.
Edward J. Gilliss, a former county attorney and a partner with the Towson law firm Royston, Mueller, McLean & Reid, will replace Valerie Roddy, whose term ends this month. He is chairman of the county planning board.
The governor appointed Jonathan Galla, a junior at Hereford High School, as the board's student representative.
He also reappointed board member David Uhlfelder, a certified public accountant who was first appointed to the school board in 2008.
Members' terms are for five years, except for the student representative, who serves for one year.
The governor makes the appointments based on the county executive's recommendations. The selection of Baltimore County's school board has been a hot-button issue, with some state lawmakers, parents and local activists pushing to add elected members to the all-appointed board.
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