Md. senator to miss much of session for Guard training
A Republican state senator in Maryland will miss a significant portion of the 90-day legislative session because he has been activated for an Air National Guard training mission in Georgia.
Sen. J.B. Jennings (R-Baltimore County) said the mission begins Sunday at Robbins Air Force Base and will stretch beyond the end of the legislative session. He said he intends to return to Annapolis at his own expense as his schedule permits but acknowledged that he will miss votes and other business.
"I wish I could be in two places at once," Jennings said in a statement. "Being in Annapolis is very important to me. However, being fully trained and ready to serve as a member of our armed forces is also very important."
Jennings told marylandreporter.com that his training on a new C27 Spartan cargo plane will most likely result in his deployment to Afghanistan.
Jennings, 36, is serving his first term in the Senate after eight years as a member of the House of Delegates.
| January 27, 2011; 9:51 AM ET
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