Senator Hershey Named Minority Whip

Maryland Senator Stephen Hershey, Jr. was named the new minority whip on January 22, 2015.

Senator Hershey, Courtesy of Maryland State Archives

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The vacancy in the leadership position arose with the resignation of Sen. Chris Shank, R-2-Washington County, who was appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan to be director of the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention.

“I am humbled that my Republican Senate colleagues have entrusted me to help lead the caucus at this critical time in Maryland’s history. The caucus will work diligently to advance Governor Hogan’s agenda and change Maryland for the better, Hershey said in a statement.

Knowing that Shank would leave the Senate after Hogan’s inauguration, Republican senators held elections to decide upon who would join Senate Minority Leader J.B. Jennings, R-7-Baltimore County, as the chamber’s minority whip and chose Hershey, who formally took on the roll Thursday.