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Robert A. Zirkin

Maryland senator Zirkin sees successful legislative session

It was quite a legislative session for Bobby Zirkin, the Maryland state senator who represents northwest Baltimore County. For the first time in his 17 years in Annapolis, Zirkin was a select member of the inner circle by virtue of his selection as chair of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. It's a huge responsibility that gives the area's state senator far greater influence with his colleagues, Senate President Mike Miller and Gov. Larry Hogan. If Zirkin's Baltimore County district needs something from Annapolis, he's in a prime position to make it happen. The change thrust Zirkin into the role of "the man to see" on bills coming before his...