Democratic state Sen. Edward J. Kasemeyer, who was defeated by Republican Christopher J. McCabe in the November election in District 14, soon will become a lobbyist for the Montgomery County government.
Kasemeyer was hired Monday by Montgomery County Executive Neal Potter as director of state affairs -- an appointed position that pays between $55,000 and $85,000 a year.
In his new post, Kasemeyer will help Potter and the Montgomery County Council work with the county's Annapolis delegation to develop a state government agenda that would benefit the county.
Kasemeyer said he also will be working to "further and strengthen" Montgomery's relationships with other counties, the Maryland Association of County Governments, and the Maryland Municipal League.
Prior to his defeat in November, Kasemeyer, 44, appeared in line to become chairman of the powerful senate finance committee.
He had served Howard County for four years as a delegate in 14B prior to winning his senate seat in 1986.
Kasemeyer said he will assume his new duties near the end of the month.
The General Assembly session begins Jan. 9.