Charles Burkett, Governor Hogan’s nominee to fill the vacant Washington County Commissioner seat on the recommendation of the county GOP central committee, was confirmed by the Senate and now takes the seat as Commissioner.
Charles Burkett, Jr. was confirmed unanimously by the Senate on Friday, April 2, to serve as Washington County Commissioner. His nomination by Governor Hogan, following the recommendation of the Washington County Republican Central Committee, was passed by the Senate in their “advise and consent” role for Executive Nominations.
Commissioner Burkett spoke with the Herald-Mail in advance of his formal nomination:
Charles Burkett plans to be a conservative voice if he is chosen to be a Washington County commissioner.
“I consider myself to be a fiscally and socially conservative Republican, so that is how I’ll base a lot of my decisions,” Burkett said in a telephone interview Wednesday.
Burkett is a former businessman, having owned Burkett’s Deli at 23 N. Locust St. and CB Properties, which served as a landlord for some commercial and residential properties. He also started Servtec Inc., a commercial cleaning business he operated for about 20 years.