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Ex-County Executive Named Transportation Secretary

Maryland State of the State
AP

Gov. Martin O'Malley has named former Baltimore County Executive James T. Smith Secretary of the Department of Transportation.
 
O'Malley made the announcement Wednesday at the site of a widening project on Interstate 695.
 
Smith, a lawyer with the Towson firm of Smith, Gildea & Schmidt, served as Baltimore County executive from 2002 to 2008. He was also a Baltimore County Circuit judge for 16 years.
 
He will succeed Beverly Swaim-Staley, who resigned last year.
 

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