Maryland Department of Natural Resources Secretary Joe Gill’s reconfirmation could be in trouble.
It began following a hearing on a measure last week that would allow DNR to open, close or modify fisheries in a 48 hour period.
Maryland Watermen’s Association president Robert Brown said Gill came up to him and said that if the legislation did not pass he could curt quotas that would hurt him.
Gill says that his comments were misunderstood.
Cheryl Everman has become the first candidate for Maryland’s 37 state Senate seat that runs across Dorchester County and into the lower portions of Talbot and Caroline Counties.
The Democratic hopeful is the mother of four children who have served in the Navy and Marine Corps and she wants to make military and veterans issues a focus of her campaign.
She said her daughter is a disabled veteran from the first Gulf War.
In addition, she said she wants to make infrastructure needs a top priority noting that many of the bridges and road are in need of repair.