Governor Larry Hogan today appointed Delegate Ronald L. Watson, Jr., Ph.D., to the Maryland Senate. The governor made the appointment following a nomination by the Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee.
Dr. Watson will represent District 23 in Prince George’s County, filling the seat vacated by former Senator Doug Peters, who resigned last month to take a position on the University of Maryland’s Board of Regents.
“I am confident that Delegate Watson will continue to represent his constituency admirably in his new role as senator,” said Governor Hogan. “I offer him my sincere congratulations and look forward to working with him in the upcoming legislative session.”
According to a press release:
Dr. Watson has served in the House of Delegates since 2019. He is currently a member of the Judiciary Committee and the Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, IT, and Biotechnology. He is also the president and senior program manager for Watson Management Corporation in Upper Marlboro. He served in the U.S. Army for 15 years, and left with the rank of major.
Dr. Watson has served in the House of Delegates since 2019. He sits on the House Judiciary Committee and the Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, IT, and Biotechnology.