ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Del. Kathy Szeliga has announced she is running for U.S. Senate.
The Baltimore County lawmaker said Tuesday she will seek the Republican nomination to run for the Senate seat that will become vacant when Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski retires next year.
Szeliga has been a member of the Maryland House of Delegates since 2011. She has served in the leadership role of House minority whip since 2013.
Szeliga, who is 54, says she will focus on improving quality of life, security and schools. Szeliga also says government has become too big, too distant and too gridlocked.
Before becoming a state delegate, Szeliga worked from 2004 to 2010 as chief of staff for then-state Sen. Andy Harris, who is now a U.S. congressman.
She lives in Perry Hall.
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