“I’m excited to get down to the hard work,” said Shelly Hettleman, a Democrat from Baltimore County who works as campaign manager for U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D) and was elected to a delegate seat.
Like Hogan and a majority of her colleagues, Hettleman has never served in elected office before. She said she had expected to be serving under a Democratic governor — until Hogan’s upset victory over outgoing Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.
“It’s going to be a very different kind of job than I originally thought it might be,” she said. “There are certainly challenges in regards to the budget and working with a brand new governor, who happens to be a Republican. . . . I’m very interested to see what his priorities are going to be.”