PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. — Shortly after promoting a fundraiser for his 2022 campaign to become the Calvert County Commissioner of District 2 on Facebook, Christopher Gadway[R] told that he “got a call from Annapolis.” The call informed him that he had been selected by the Calvert County Republican Central Committee and Governor Larry Hogan[R] to fill the open commissioner seat.

Gadway beat out six other men and two women for the appointment to a seat he had already filed to seek in 2022. He was the only person filed to run for any county commissioner seat at the time.

“I am honored and profoundly humbled that the Governor chose to appoint me to fill the remainder of the Honorable Tim Hutchins’ term in office,” Gadway said. “I look forward to working with the Calvert Commissioners to keep Calvert County’s rich rural character and provide great educational opportunities.”

Many recall former Commissioner Thomas “Tim” Hutchins stepping down from his seat on June 8 for personal reasons, even though his position ends on the third Tuesday in December 2022. Hutchins’s resignation is what created the vacancy that Gadway is filling.

“During the past months, I have coped with significant challenges that limited my physical attendance at the Board sessions until the first part of May. However, I continued to work diligently throughout the period via telecommunications methods, the same as many others who had to adapt to such during this COVID environment,” Hutchins told TheBayNet soon after he resigned.

Gadway said that he is hoping to be sworn in to the position by next Tuesday. He says he is still planning to campaign just as hard to continue to be the District 2 commissioner in 2022. 

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