Montgomery County Council elected council member Craig Rice, D-Dist. 2, of Germantown, as its new vice president.
Rice, a former state delegate, was elected to the council in 2010. He is a member of the council’s education and health and human services committees.
Rice repalces Nancy Navarro, D-Dist. 4, who was elected president—the first Latina at that perch. Navarro replaces Roger Berliner.
Rice and Navarro noted how the county’s demographics have changed, shifting to a majority-minority population, The Washington Post reports. In the article, Rice goes on to say: “It is fitting that the face of our [council] reflects that change.”
Traditionally, council vice presidents succeed the president from the prior year.