ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed Nicole Williams to the Maryland House of Delegates to replace former Delegate Tawanna Gaines, who resigned in October amid a wire fraud charge.

Williams, who works as counsel at an area law firm, was recommended by the Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee to represent District 22, Hogan’s office said.

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“I am confident that Nicole Williams will represent the citizens of Prince George’s County admirably in her new role as state delegate,” Hogan said in a statement.

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Gaines pleaded guilty earlier this month to using more than $22,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses. She could face up to 20 years in prison.

Anitra Edmond, Gaines’ campaign committee treasurer, also pleaded guilty to wire fraud.

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