By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected]

Jill P. Carter, director of Baltimore City Office of Civil Rights, has been appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan take over the 41st District Senate seat, recently vacated by Nathaniel Oaks. Oaks resigned the West Baltimore senate seat last month after pleading guilty to federal corruption charges.

Jill P. Carter, director of Baltimore City Office of Civil Rights, will take over the state Senate seat recently vacated by Nathaniel Oaks. (Courtesy photo)

According to Carter, who spoke to the AFRO exclusively, the Democratic Central  Committee submitted two names (the AFRO has not yet confirmed the identity of the second name submitted by the Committee), to fill the vacated seat until the election and Hogan selected Carter, who served in the House of Delegates representing the 41st District from 2003 to 2017. “The people know my record..so I’m thankful,” said Carter.

There is no word yet on when Senate President Thomas “Mike” Miller will officially swear Carter in to the Senate. J.D. Merrill, the son-in-law of former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is also a candidate for the 41st District seat. The primary election is June 24.