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Maryland Lawmakers Elect Prince George's County Del. Dereck Davis State Treasurer

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ/AP) -- Maryland lawmakers elected Del. Dereck Davis on Thursday to be the state's treasurer.

The General Assembly held the vote at the end of its four-day special session on redistricting to redraw the state's congressional map.

Davis, a Prince George's County Democrat, has been a member of the Maryland House of Delegates since 1995 and has served as chairman of the House Economic Matters Committee.

"I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to Delegate Dereck Davis on his selection as the next Maryland State Treasurer," said Gov. Larry Hogan in a statement. "Throughout his nearly 27 years in the House of Delegates, Dereck has served the people of Prince George's County, and our entire state, with integrity and distinction."

"Dereck and I have always had a great relationship. I look forward to welcoming him to the Board of Public Works, and working with him to continue changing Maryland for the better," the governor said.

The treasurer holds one of three seats on the state's Board of Public Works, along with the governor and comptroller.

The treasurer also leads several key state boards and financial planning committees, including the Maryland State Retirement and Pension Systems.

Davis was elected to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of longtime Treasurer Nancy Kopp.

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