Sunday’s Herald Mail in Hagerstown, Md., includes a story about Andrew Serafini, a member of Maranatha Brethren Church in Hagerstown (Dan Thornton, pastor). Serafini has just been appointed to the Maryland Senate, after serving in the Maryland House of Representatives since 2008. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article.
Serafini moves to Senate
ANNAPOLIS — There were many who walked to the back of the House of Delegates to shake Andrew Serafini’s hand, give him a hug and wish him well in the waning days of his tenure in the chamber.
Some were Serafini’s ideological opposites.
There was Kumar Barve, a Democratic delegate from Montgomery County and chairman of the House Environment and Transportation Committee, waiting for the crowd to clear before he could have a private word with Serafini.
Anne Kaiser, the Democratic Majority Leader in the House, took Serafini aside for a long conversation.
The Maryland House of Delegates, at times, can be a rancorous place.
But Serafini, a Republican who was sworn in as a Maryland senator Monday to fill a vacancy created by Christopher Shank’s appointment to the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention, is well known for his gentlemanly demeanor in the State House.
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