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April 8, 2010

Bronrott Leaving Assembly, Joining Obama Administration

Democratic Delegate Bill Bronrott of Montgomery County announced Thursday that he is resigning from the General Assembly to take a job in Washington with the Transportation department.

Bronrott, who once worked as a congressional aide in D.C., said he will become deputy administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, effective April 27.

His boss will be Anne Ferro, a former head of the state Motor Vehicle Administration who later became a Maryland trucking industry lobbyist. She now heads the FMCSA, which helps regulate large trucks and buses.

Bronrott, 54, a Washington DC native, grew up in Montgomery County and graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park. He was an aide to Democratic Congressman Mike Barnes of Montgomery County from 1979 to 1987.

Elected to the House of Delegates in 1998, he has been active in efforts to fight drunk driving and on other transportation issues.

In a prepared statement, Bronrott said he was "thrilled and honored" by a chance to join the Obama administration and thanked his constituents in the DC suburbs for allowing him to pursue "our shared vision of communities that are sustainable, healthy and safe. We've made enormous progress, and the work carries on."

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