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Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday that he approved the appointment of Shaneka Henson to an open seat in the Maryland House of Delegates.

Henson will fill the Annapolis-area seat left vacant by the death of longtime House Speaker Michael E. Busch last month.

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There was no immediate word when Henson will be sworn into office.

Henson, a Democrat, left her position as a member of the Annapolis City Council after the Democratic Party nominated her to fill Busch’s seat from a field of 14 candidates. Special elections will be held to fill the city council vacancy, with a primary on June 4 and a general election on July 2, Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley announced Monday.

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