Genea Harrison, 8, is governor of Maryland for a day

Genea Harrison Genea Harrison, 8, is governor of Maryland for a dayMaryland has a new governor today.

On Tuesday morning, Governor Martin O’Malley swore in 8-year-old Genea Harrison as “Governor for a Day.”

The Rosa L. Parks Elementary school student was chosen as the state’s first-ever Governor for a Day thanks to an an essay contest in honor of International Women’s Day.

Genea was one of over 200 girls under 13 years of age who wrote about why they wanted to be governor.

The “Governor” will have a big day, meeting with Taiwan Ambassador Pu-Tsung King, attending the women’s caucus meeting, going over remarks with speechwriters, addressing the Congress of Educators on stream restoration and environmental literacy and joining Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown to swear in Jim Smith and Abby Hopper as Transportation Secretary and Director of Maryland Energy Administration, respectively.

Read Genea Harrison’s essay here: http://www.governor.maryland.gov/blog/?p=8878

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