Justin Ready, who was unceremoniously sacked two years ago as executive director of the Maryland Republican Party, is back — at least for the time being.
State GOP Chairman Alex X. Mooney announced Tuesday that Ready 29, has been named interim executive director, filling in for Kim Jorns, who has taken a similar post in her home state of Michigan.
Ready’s prior tenure as the party’s top staff member ended in July 2009, when he was fired during a tumultuous period by then-chairman James Pelura.
Pelura later received a “no confidence” vote from other party leaders and stepped down before his term ended. Pelura’s treatment of Ready was criticized by several leading lawmakers and others in the GOP.
Several things have changed in Ready’s life since then. Among them: He was elected to the House of Delegates in 2010 to represent a Carroll County district.
In a statement, Mooney said Ready would serve as executive director while a search is conducted for a permanent replacement.
“Justin’s experience as a former MDGOP executive director makes him the right choice to serve as the interim executive director through the end of 2011,” Mooney said.