"Any time you're up against incumbents for three seats, the opposition is going to be formidable," Shoemaker said. "But I feel that I have a record that I don't think any of the incumbents can match."

The primary is June 24, 2014.

Del. Susan Krebs, who serves as chair of the Carroll County Delegation, said she plans to announce her campaign for a fourth term in the state legislature in the fall.

Krebs, 53, has represented Carroll in 9B, the southern end of the county including Eldersburg and Sykesville, throughout her tenure in the House of Delegates.

She doesn't expect the change in districts to negatively impact her campaign because of her experience in the county, including one term on the Board of Education.

Krebs said the negative impact of redistricting falls on the one-quarter of the county population who will be represented by someone living outside of the county.

"That's very negative for those areas," she said.

Del. Justin Ready, 31, also has said he will seek a second term in Annapolis in 2014.

Ready said he feels good about his position in 2014 because 60 percent of District 5 is District 5A, which Ready has represented since 2011.

He said the new district won't change the way he or his colleagues operate.

"We've all felt that if somebody contacts us from Carroll County, even if they're not technically in my district, I still obviously want to get back to them and hear their thoughts," Ready said.

Elliott, 82, recently said that he is in good health and feels like he has something to offer in the state's capital as a conservative voice.

"I definitely feel like I'm going to run," he said. "I do recognize the challenge is greater now than it has been in past years."

Elliott said he will probably file his candidacy paperwork during the next legislative session as he has done in the past.