By PAMELA WOOD
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan filled two vacant seats for Baltimore County in the General Assembly on Thursday.
Following the recommendation of Baltimore County Democrats, Hogan named Del. Shelly Hettleman to an open seat in the state Senate and progressive activist Sheila Ruth to an open seat in the House of Delegates.
Hettleman will represent the same district she currently represents in northwestern Baltimore County, while Ruth takes a seat representing western and southwestern county neighborhoods. Both will serve out the remainder of terms that end after the 2022 elections.