WASHINGTON COUNTY - Former Washington County Commissioner Gregory I. Snook said Wednesday that he probably will not fill a vacant Maryland House of Delegates seat.
Snook was mentioned by political observers as a possible replacement for former Del. Robert A. McKee, who announced his resignation Friday in the wake of a police investigation into possible child pornography at his home in Halfway.
McKee represented Subdistrict 2A for about 13 years.
Snook said he has not applied to fill the position, and he probably will not. Snook said he has had about 30 phone calls from people encouraging him to apply.
"I have thought about it," Snook said.
In Maryland, the central committee in the home county of the delegate or senator vacating the seat recommends a replacement.
Snook served as a Washington County Commissioner for about 16 years before deciding not to run for re-election in 2006.
"The boards and commissions that I'm on now, some of them I'd have to resign from because of conflicts," Snook said. "I enjoy what I'm doing now, so I'm going to stay put."