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The Maryland Democratic Party’s executive director resigned Thursday.

Ben Smith had been the executive director of the party since December 2018, hired by the previous party chairwoman, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings.

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No reason for Smith’s departure was given in a statement issued by party spokesman Arinze Ifekauche.

“We appreciate his service to the Party and look forward to what he will accomplish in his future endeavors,” the statement said. “Our newly elected Chair, Yvette Lewis, is firmly committed to guiding the Party through this season of change as we prepare ourselves for a successful 2020 Convention, Presidential Election and a 2022 race to take back the Governor’s Mansion.”

Smith, a Maryland School of Law graduate, served as chairman of Baltimore City’s Democratic Central Committee.

He couldn’t be reached for comment Thursday night.

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