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Conway, Gladden moving up in Senate

Two Baltimore legislators are expected to take on new leadership posts when the Maryland Senate reconvenes in January, boosting diversity among those who control the body's powerful committee system.

Sen. Joan Carter Conway, a veteran lawmaker who represents North Baltimore, is poised to take over the chairmanship of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, and Sen. Lisa A. Gladden, who represents Northwest Baltimore and is considered an up-and-comer in the legislature, will become vice chairman of the Judicial Proceedings Committee. Both are African-Americans.

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller - who will fill the committee posts if, as expected, he is...

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