Governor Tabs Getty For High Court

Governor Hogan has appointed Joseph Getty, former State Senator and most recently the Governor’s Chief Legislative Officer, to serve on the Maryland Court of Appeals.

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Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday filled three judiciary vacancies, including one on the Maryland Court of Appeals.

Joseph M. Getty, currently Hogan’s chief legislative officer, will join the state’s highest court. He previously represented parts of Baltimore and Carroll counties in the state Senate and House of Delegates, serving on judiciary committees in both.

“Joe is a devoted public servant who has spent his entire career and a good portion of his life in service to his community and to our state,” Hogan said in a statement. “His unquestionable integrity, deep legal expertise, and devotion to the people of Maryland make him an excellent fit for the state’s highest court. I have complete confidence that he will continue to be a strong advocate for the law and our citizens while serving on the Maryland Court of Appeals.”

Mr. Getty, in his former capacities as Legislative Officer and previously as State Senator, has been a frequent participant in MACo conferences and events.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties