Gallery: Opening day of the new Maryland General Assembly

Gallery: Opening day of the new Maryland General Assembly

The Senate is sworn in Jan. 9, 2019, Senate President Mike Miller (Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr.) longest serving member of the General Assembly and longest serving presiding officer in the history of both Maryland and the United States is at the far left at his rarely used desk on the Senate floor. photo

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Opening day of the new Maryland General Assembly was crowded with family and friends as 43 new delegates and 17 new senators (many of them former delegates) were sworn in along with the returning legislators.

Below is a gallery of photos that captures some of the day. There is also a separate feature on new Del. Alice Cain.

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Len Lazarick

Len Lazarick was the founding editor and publisher of and is currently the president of its nonprofit corporation and chairman of its board He was formerly the State House bureau chief of the daily Baltimore Examiner from its start in April 2006 to its demise in February 2009. He was a copy editor on the national desk of the Washington Post for eight years before that, and has spent decades covering Maryland politics and government.

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