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Shoemaker reelected as House of Delegates’ minority parliamentarian

Del. Haven Shoemaker, R-District 5, was reelected as minority parliamentarian in the House of Delegates for the fourth year in a row, effective immediately, when the House’s Republican caucus reelected leadership last week.

A parliamentarian is responsible for the proper procedures for the conduct of meetings and deliberative assemblies. Shoemaker will also assist in the drafting and interpretation of bylaws and rules of order, according to a House news release.

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In addition, Shoemaker was reelected to the chair position of the Carroll County House Delegation unanimously by the 10 delegation members present. Sen. Justin Ready presides as the Delegation Chair for the Senate side.

The delegation chair is responsible for all county legislation, organizes delegation meetings, and works directly with the county Commissionerss to implement local legislation required on a state level, according to the release.

Shoemaker is quoted in the release as saying he is “grateful to continue serving and representing the people in both capacities.”

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