The Maryland Republican Party has selected Jason C. Gallion, of Harford County, to run in this year’s primary election for the District 35 Senate seat following the sudden death Sunday of incumbent Republican Sen. H. Wayne Norman Jr.
The selection was made Monday under some duress, party leaders admitted. Sen. Norman, who was 62 and lived near Bel Air, died in his sleep sometime early Sunday, a family member said.
He had filed to run for a second Senate term and did not have an opponent in either the Republican primary or the November general election. The filing deadline for the primary was Feb. 27.
Sen. Norman’s district includes most of northern Harford County and...