Edward J Kasemeyer

Maryland Senate budget chief Kasemeyer decides not to run for re-election

Maryland Senate budget chief Kasemeyer decides not to run for re-election

Sen. Edward J. Kasemeyer, who chairs the Senate Budget & Taxation Committee, said Friday that he will not seek re-election after more than three decades in the General Assembly.

Kasemeyer, a Democrat who represents Howard and Baltimore counties, has led the Senate’s budget panel since 2010. The chairmanship of Budget & Taxation is regarded as second only to the Senate president in influence in that chamber.

The 72-year-old lawmaker took colleagues by surprise when he informed them of his decision on Thursday. Last July, Kasemeyer had filed for re-election along with the three Democratic delegates from his 12th District — Eric Ebersole, Terri Hills and Clarence...

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