Today, Delegate Kathleen Dumais, vice chair of the Maryland General Assembly’s House Economic Matters Committee, was appointed to the Circuit Court for Montgomery County.
The Delegate received her B.A. from Mount Vernon College and her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law. She has represented District 15 in Montgomery County since 2003, while also maintaining a family law career with the firm Ethridge, Quinn, Kemp, Rowan & Hartinger. Delegate Dumais explained her interest in the judgeship to Maryland Matters:
She previously told Maryland Matters one of the reasons she decided to apply for a judgeship now is the knowledge that the judicial retirement age in Maryland is 70, meaning she won’t have too many more opportunities to serve.
Delegate Dumais is one of four individuals appointed to the Montgomery court by Governor Larry Hogan, including Judge Carlos Accosta, Montgomery County Deputy Public Defender Theresa Chernosky, and private attorney Rachel McGuckian. Governor Hogan praised all four appointments in a press release:
“It is my pleasure to appoint these distinguished individuals to serve in our state’s judicial system,” said Governor Hogan. “Montgomery County’s Circuit Court is gaining an immensely talented and principled group of judges who will honorably serve the citizens of Maryland in the years to come.”
Several of Delegate Dumais’s colleagues offered their congratulations and praise for her appointment: