Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has named H. Jack Price, solicitor for the city of Cumberland since 1990 and a private practice lawyer, to teh Allegany County District Court bench. Judge Price fills the longest judicial vacancy on a district court in Maryland, according to the Baltimore Sun.
Governor Ehrlich also appointed Mary C. Reese to the Howard County District Court. Judge Reese succeeds Judge Louis A. Becker III, who was elevated to the Howard County Circuit Court last year. Like Judge Price, Judge Reese had been a private practice attorney until her elevation to the bench.