Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has named Nicole Williams as the newest member of the General Assembly, replacing a Prince George’s County delegate who pleaded guilty to a campaign finance violation.
The Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee recommended Williams for the seat in the 22nd District. The district includes communities of Greenbelt, Hyattsville, New Carrollton and Riverdale.
“I am confident that Nicole Williams will represent the citizens of Prince George’s County admirably in her new role as state delegate,” the Republican governor said Friday in a statement. “I offer Ms. Williams my sincere congratulations and look forward to working with her in the upcoming legislative session.”
Williams is an attorney with the Northern Virginia law firm Rees Broome.
Tawanna P. Gaines, a Democrat, resigned from the House of Delegates in October before pleading guilty to a federal charge of illegally using campaign funds for personal use.
Williams ran for one of the three delegate seats in the district in 2018, finishing fourth in the Democratic primary.