Half Staff Flag Alert | Maryland | March 15th, 2023

Sheila E. Hixson, a Montgomery County Democrat who became the longest-serving woman in the Maryland House of Delegates and the first woman to chair its tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, a powerful post she held for 24 years, died Nov. 6 at a hospital in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. She was 89.

This is to advise that Governor Wes Moore ordered the Maryland Flag lowered to half-staff effective immediately until sunset today, Wednesday, March 15, 2023. This is in honor of former State Delegate Sheila Hixson, who passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2022. Former State Delegate Hixson represented Legislative District 20.