New District 44B Delegates Settle into Role in Annapolis

By Lauren Loricchio Contact Reporter

With the second week of the legislative session underway, District 44B Dels. Charles Sydnor III and Pat Young are settling into their new roles as representatives in Annapolis.

The Catonsville residents, two of 58 new delegates who began their terms Jan. 14, both say the transition to the State House has been an exciting one.

"There is so much information that is coming our way within the past two weeks," said Sydnor, 40, a senior attorney for Enterprise Community Partners in Columbia. "I'm still figuring out how to get around, how to get things processed, how to be a good representative."

Young, coordinator of veterans services at Towson University, said that like every new job, there is a learning curve.

"Everybody says 'Relax, you're going to get it.'" Young said. "But you want to do well — for you and the people that elected you."

The two Democrats, who share an office in the House of Delegates building, say striking a balance between building relationships while keeping up with bills being introduced has been a challenge.

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