Del. Alice Cain reflects on session, Speaker who shared their district

Del. Alice Cain reflects on session, Speaker who shared their district

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Del. Alice Cain with a mock magazine cover she was awarded at the annual Ways and Means Committee roast for her environmental stance. MarylandReporter.com Photo by Diane Rey By Diane Rey For Maryland Reporter Del. Alice Cain was signing letters to constituents late one night when a familiar name caught her eye: Lucas Cain’s. “My environmentalist son had written in to me and said, ‘What are you doing to protect the environment?’” she said. “It was such a proud mom moment. My kid’s not letting me off the hook for a second,” she said of her 13-year-old son, a 7th grader at Annapolis Middle School. She responded, crossing out “Lucas” and writing “Luke” and ending with “Love, Mom.” A couple of days later her letter arrived in the family’s mailbox. “We had a good laugh,” she said. The familial exchange was one of memories the freshman delegate will take away from her first 90-day session in the Maryland General Assembly. Cain was one of eight Democrats to take over a seat previously held by a Republican. In an interview for Maryland Reporter on Day 1 , Jan. 9, Cain talked about her respect and admiration for House Speaker Mike Busch, her mentor and colleague in the two-member District 30A they shared that covers the capital city. She spent a sleepless night on the eve of Monday’s final day of the session, Sine Die, she said, writing a tribute to him following his death Sunday afternoon after a bout of […]

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