Md. Del. Dwyer’s statement on the loss of his committee seat

Maryland Del. Don H. Dwyer Jr. (R-Anne Arundel) was stripped of his committee assignment Thursday, making him the only member of the Maryland House of Delegates without a committee post. Dwyer is currently spending his weekends in jail for incidents of drunken driving and boating.

Dwyer did not immediately return a call seeking comment, but his office released the following statement and requested that it be published in its entirety:

“I recognize that as a result of my situation Speaker Busch finds himself in a very difficult position. I agree with the court that as an elected official I should be held to a higher standard of public conduct as a condition of my public office as should every elected official. I completely accept the Speaker’s disciplinary action to remove me from my standing committee. I look forward to continuing to serve as I have done in the past.”

I want to reassure my constituents that I will continue to review every piece of legislation and remain fully informed on all issues. As a result I will be fully prepared to vote for or against legislation that comes before me on the House Floor.”

Jenna Johnson writes about Maryland politics, including the General Assembly, the administration of Gov. Martin O'Malley and the 2014 election.
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