Carroll's Krebs to seek reelection to House of Delegates

Delegate Susan Krebs, an Eldersburg Republican, formally announced her plans to seek reelection to the House of Delegates in District 5 through a news release Thursday.

Krebs, a three-term delegate, stressed her leadership, business experience and opposition to "government over-regulation" in making her announcement.

"The billions of dollars in increased taxes and wave of government over-regulation that has engulfed Annapolis over the last seven years is way out of control," she said in a statement.

Krebs will face what is shaping up to be a crowded field in District 5 in 2014.

Redistricting has caused Carroll County's four Republican incumbent delegates to be lumped into one three-member district. District 5 now covers all of Carroll except for Mount Airy and areas south of Liberty Road.

Along with Krebs, incumbent Delegates Justin Ready and Donald Elliott have said they plan to seek reelection. Del. Nancy Stocksdale has yet to announce her intentions.

Carroll has previously been represented in Annapolis by four delegates from three districts, 4B, 5A and 9B.

But Carroll residents living in Mount Airy will now be represented by District 4, a predominantly Frederick County seat, and county residents living south of Liberty Road will be represented by District 9A, a predominantly Howard County district.

Joshua Stonko, a 20-year-old Manchester resident, and Carroll County Commissioner Haven Shoemaker have also entered the District 5 race. Both Shoemaker and Stonko are Republicans.

In her announcement Thursday, Krebs drew the endorsement of House of Delegates Republican Minority Leader Nic Kipke.

"Susan prides herself in offering real solutions to the problems our state faces–not simply criticizing. These solutions include rolling back tax increases that are crippling our families and economic growth in Maryland," Kipke said in a statement. "We need Susan Krebs back in the legislature with her strong record of leadership and accomplishment both during her time on the Carroll County Board of Education and as a Delegate in Annapolis."

Krebs also noted her 100 percent rating and endorsement from Maryland Right to Life in her announcement. She has also been endorsed three times by the NRA.

Krebs currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Carroll Hospice, the Community Advisory Committee for Carroll Lutheran Village, the Board of Directors for Wesley Freedom Early Years Learning Center and is a member of the Freedom District Lions Club. 

She has served as President of the Carroll County Board of Education, a member of the Freedom Area Citizens Council, member of the Historic Society of Carroll County Advisory Board and executive board member on numerous PTAs.

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