Alice Sophocleus appointed to Maryland House of Delegates District 32 seat in Anne Arundel County

July 11, 2018: Alice Sophocleus was appointed to the Maryland House of Delegates District 32 seat in Anne Arundel County by Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday, July 9, 2018. Alice Sophocleus succeeds her late husband, Theodore “Ted” Sophocleus, Linthicum Democrat, who died in office on June 8, 2018. Ted Sophocleus, 79, died at a Baltimore hospital. Alice Sophocleus was appointed to her husband’s seat after Hogan received recommendations from the Anne Arundel County Democratic Central Committee. Ted Sophocleus’ term ends in November, 2018. Ted Sophocleus was a pharmacist who was appointed to a seat in the Maryland House of Delegates in 1993 and elected to his own seat in 1998. Alice Sophocleus has lived in Anne Arundel County, and she has been involved in several community organizations, including the PTA, the North County Business Advisory Board, the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, and the District 32 Democratic Club. Ted and Alice Sophocleus were married for fifty-three years, and they have three children and five grandchildren. Ted Sophocleus was one of the longest-serving government officials in Anne Arundel County history. He had been running for another term in a crowded District 32 primary, but he died before the June 26, 2018, election. He had surgery earlier this year, 2018, after a neck injury, and he took a brief leave of absence during the 2018 General Assembly session. Alice Sophocleus is the second widow in 2018 to be nominated to serve out her husband’s term in the General Assembly. Linda Norman, the widow of state Sen. H. Wayne Norman, Jr., was nominated by the Republican Central Committees of Cecil and Harford counties in March, 2018, to take office for the rest of his term.

Attribution: Governor's Office, Baltimore Sun, Associated Press, Annapolis Capital

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