Nathaniel J McFadden

Who is Kathy Klausmeier? Maryland Senate's second-in-command steps up during Miller's illness

Who is Kathy Klausmeier? Maryland Senate's second-in-command steps up during Miller's illness

Baltimore County’s Kathy Klausmeier presided over the state Senate for the first time Friday, substituting for President Thomas V. Mike Miller as he underwent chemotherapy treatment.

Klausmeier is the new president pro tempore of the state Senate, and Miller’s revelation this week that he has prostate cancer means she’s been thrust into carrying out the duties of the chamber’s presiding officer.

For Klausmeier’s first time at the rostrum, the Senate had a light agenda of routine items, such as introductions of bills.

But Sen. Nancy King, a...

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