Pinsky appointed Maryland Energy Administration director

December 20, 2022 GMT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov.-elect Wes Moore announced Tuesday that he has appointed Sen. Paul Pinsky to be director of the Maryland Energy Administration.

Pinsky is a Prince George’s County Democrat who has been serving as chairman of the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee. He has been a state legislator for 29 years.

Pinsky was a leading sponsor of the Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022, which sets accelerated greenhouse gas reduction goals for Maryland. Pinsky, who is a former teacher, also was a key leader in a sweeping education measure known as the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future.

The Maryland Energy Administration advises the governor and General Assembly on energy matters, promoting affordable, reliable and cleaner energy.

Moore also announced that Mollie Byron will be director of intergovernmental affairs for the incoming administration. She is currently the director of government accountability for Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks.