Glenn said she tried to interest other Baltimore delegates in seeking a caucus leadership position.
“Everybody’s tied up with other stuff,” she said. “We don’t have anyone in the pipeline.”
Glenn said one challenge in recruiting was that three of the city’s African-American delegates are running for the Senate. Four others are appointed delegates seeking election to the House for the first time.
During her tenure, Glenn helped build the caucus into a force to be reckoned with — at least in the House. While open to members of both chambers, it has been less of a presence in the state Senate.
Besides Barnes, the new officers are: First Vice Chairman Edith J. Patterson of Charles County; Second Vice Chairman Benjamin T. Brooks Sr. of Baltimore County; Treasurer Pam E. Queen of Montgomery County; Secretary Jazz M. Lewis of Prince George’s County; and Financial Secretary Shree Sample-Hughes of Wicomico County.