March 15, 2017: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has withdrawn his nomination of Wendi Peters as the state government’s Secretary of Planning after a committee recommended not to confirm her. Peters, of Mount Airy, Md., had been appointed by Hogan to the Cabinet-level Secretary position in July, 2016, and had previously worked as the department’s Deputy Secretary. Peters, the Maryland Department of Planning’s Acting Secretary, received an unfavorable vote from the Maryland State Senate’s Executive Nominations Committee on Monday night, March 13, 2017. The Committee’s vote, which recommended that Peters not be confirmed as Secretary, was 11-6. Because her nomination was withdrawn after the Committee’s vote, it will not go to the full State Senate for consideration.