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Governor appoints Maryland’s first Asian American Sect of State

Governor-elect Wes Moore (D) announced this week that he has appointed State Senator Susan Lee as Secretary of State, reports Maryland Matters.

Unlike most states, Maryland does not elect a Secretary of State, but the position is appointed by the governor.

If confirmed, she would become the state’s first Asian American to hold that position.

Lee has been a trailblazer in Maryland politics for 20 years. Patch reports she has a number of “firsts” on her resume.

She is the first Asian American elected to the American Senate (2014) and first Chinese American elected to the General Assembly (2002). She is also the first and past chair of the Maryland Legislative Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus and past president of the Women’s Legislative Caucus.

“Senator Susan Lee has been a force in Maryland for decades and I’m honored to have her join my administration as Maryland’s next Secretary of State,” said Governor-Elect Wes Moore, reported Black Engineer. “I know with Sen. Lee alongside me, we will swiftly create an economically thriving Maryland that leaves no one behind.”

She has been a leader on the issue of cybersecurity. She’s passed laws to protect the state against cyber attacks and to protect residents against online fraud.

She was also the lead sponsor of the Maryland Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, True Freedom Act, and Anti-Exploitation Act.

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