The Washington County Republican Central Committee yesterday nominated Brenda Thiam to replace former Delegate Paul Corderman in the Maryland House of Delegates.
If appointed by Governor Larry Hogan, Thiam will become the first Black Republican woman to serve in the Maryland General Assembly. “Tonight is a historic moment for The Maryland Republican Party,” said Maryland Republican Party Chairman Dick Haire.
According to a statement from the Maryland Republican Party:
Dr. Brenda J. Thiam is an experienced special educator and community leader, with a doctorate degree in special education leadership. She’s married and has a daughter and two fur babies. Upon her appointment by Governor Hogan, Dr. Thiam will make Maryland history by becoming the first black woman to join the Republican Caucus in the Maryland House of Delegates and the first black Republican woman to join the Maryland General Assembly.“We are so excited to have Dr. Thiam join our Caucus,” said House Minority Leader Nic Kipke. “She brings an endless supply of energy and enthusiasm to our Caucus. She has a strong sense of community and believes in bringing people together to solve the problems we face. Her background in special education will be of tremendous value as we look for ways to improve the education of our children during these times of great upheaval. I am confident she will serve the citizens of Hagerstown and Washington County well as an excellent legislator.”
Senator Corderman was appointed to the Maryland State Senate earlier this month to fill the vacant seat left by former State Senator Andrew Serafini, who resigned effective August 1.