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Posted at 1:31 PM ET, 02/ 7/2011

O'Malley taps Va. official to lead Juvenile Services

By Washington Post Editors

Sam Abed - DJS.jpgJohn Wagner reports on the Maryland Politics blog that Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) has tapped a Virginia corrections official to lead the state's embattled Department of Juvenile Services.

Sam Abed has served as the No. 2 at Virginia's department of juvenile services for nearly five years. He takes over after four years of mixed results under former Secretary Donald DeVore, who stepped down in November.

Several Maryland Republican lawmakers, however, questioned whether Abed has the necessary experience to turn the troubled department around.

Read the entire post on the Maryland Politics blog.

By Washington Post Editors  | February 7, 2011; 1:31 PM ET
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