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John Bailey

Speculation abounds about who may run for open District 12 seat

The 2014 election is still two years away, but it's on the minds of some in Howard and Baltimore counties this week, ever since state Del. Liz Bobo announced last week that she plans to retire after her term is up.

It's far too early to know for sure who will run for the open District 12 seat in 2014. But some people have said they are considering it, including Howard County Council Chairwoman Mary Kay Sigaty, who like Bobo is a Columbia Democrat.

"I've always been interested in the potential of being a state legislator, but it wasn't something I was going to do if Liz ran again," she said. "(Bobo's retirement) certainly opens a door, and I'm going to have to...