Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has appointed Jazz Lewis, a staffer for Congressman Hoyer, to fill Prince George’s County’s District 24 delegate seat. The seat was left vacated after Michael Vaughn resigned.
According to officials, Vaughn resigned from his position in the House of Delegates on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 following massive public corruption involving public officials engaged in liquor fraud.
“I am confident that Jazz Lewis is prepared to use his expertise to serve his constituents in Prince George’s County,” Governor Hogan said in statement sent to the press. “I offer him my sincere congratulations and look forward to working with him to change Maryland for the better.”
Lewis will represent District 24, serving Prince George’s County. Lewis currently serves as the executive director for Congressman Steny Hoyer’s campaign office. He has been involved in multiple political campaigns including Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and Senator Ben Cardin’s 2012 campaign.
Lewis, 27, is a Glenarden resident and himself a previous member of the Prince George’s County central committee. He is also an Eagle Scout, an active member of the Greater 202 Coalition.