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Maryland Has an Independent Legislator

Published on March 17, 2009, by in General.

Maryland Delegate Richard Weldon, who represents western Maryland, was re-elected in November 2006 as a Republican. However, in September 2008, he changed his registration to “independent.” He is the first Maryland legislator to be anything other than a Republican or a Democrat since 1934. Here is the article about Weldon on Wikipedia. Unfortunately, it doesn’t say why he switched to being an independent.

All Maryland legislator have 4 year terms and all are elected in midterm years. Weldon says he won’t run for re-election in 2010.

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  1. Richard Weldon is a sponsor of HB 1562, the House version of Senate Bill 947.

  2. PTK

    So for what purpose did he become an independent?

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