WASHINGTON COUNTY - At least seven people have applied for a vacant House of Delegates seat, including two who confirmed their interest on Sunday.
James K. Childerston, a psychologist, and Andrew Serafini, an investment adviser, said Sunday they applied for the Subdistrict 2A seat that Robert A. McKee held until this month.
The postmark deadline for nominations was Thursday.
Penny Pittman, the chairwoman of the Washington County Republican Central Committee, said Sunday she didn't know how many people had applied and the committee wasn't releasing any other information yet.
The committee will recommend someone to Gov. Martin O'Malley, who will have the final say on who replaces McKee.
Childerston, 52, lives north of Hagerstown and has a private practice off Eastern Boulevard.
He said he has done a lot of advocacy work at the national level.
Childerston said he also has gotten to know state lawmakers, including the Washington County delegation, by tracking legislation in Annapolis on behalf of the Maryland Psychological Association.