December 13, 2012 at 9:49 am EST | by Steve Charing
McIntosh up for ‘Marylander of the Year’
Maggie McIntosh, Maryland, gay news, Washington Blade

Del. Maggie McIntosh was nominated for ‘Marylander of the Year’ by the Baltimore Sun and is up against Orioles manager Buck Showalter and Olympic champion Michael Phelps. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Del. Maggie McIntosh (D-43) was selected as one of the five nominees for the Baltimore Sun’s annual Marylander of the Year award. Voting occurs online, and the paper’s editorial board will consider the votes in making the final call as to who wins the honor.

McIntosh, who represents such northern Baltimore neighborhoods as Charles Village, Waverly, Lauraville and Guilford and is the chair of the powerful House Environmental Matters Committee, is up against fellow nominees NAACP President Benjamin Jealous, Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter, Olympic champion Michael Phelps and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley. She is the only woman in the final five.

“The Question 6 win will be one of my happiest moments,” McIntosh told the Blade. “It is due to so many talented and courageous people in Maryland. I feel blessed just working with them. “The campaign attracted thousands of volunteers and donors. I am especially grateful to my colleagues Luke Clippinger and Rich Madaleno who worked daily and long hours toward victory. HRC, SEIU, AFSME, ACLU, and Equality Maryland provided the base funding and so much personnel time that led to this historic victory.”

At press time Del. McIntosh was in second place, trailing only O’s skipper Showalter.

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