Feb. 14, 2017: Nathaniel Oaks was appointed to the Maryland State Senate on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, by Gov. Larry Hogan. Hogan appointed Oaks after a recommendation from the Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee. Oaks succeeds Lisa Gladden, who resigned in January, 2017. In the Senate, Oaks represents District 41, which represents Baltimore City. Oaks was most recently in the Maryland State from 1995 until his appointment to the State Senate. He was previously in the Maryland State House of Delegates from 1983 to 1989. Oaks was on the Health and Government Operations Committee since 2003, and he was on the Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review Committee.