Bilal Ali, a community liaison in the Baltimore state's attorney's office, was selected Wednesday to become Baltimore's newest state delegate — part of a series of recent changes to the city's delegation triggered by the election of Mayor Catherine Pugh and the retirement of state Sen. Lisa Gladden.
Ali, an event promoter who sits on the Democratic Central Committee that made the selection, beat fellow committee member Joyce Smith in a 5-1 vote. Ali and Smith both voted for themselves.
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan is required to appoint a nominee recommended by the committee.
"I'm ready to hit the ground running," said Ali, who works for State's Attorney...