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Ready, Krebs, Shoemaker and Rose file for reelection

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On Thursday, the District 5 Delegation to Annapolis filed for reelection in 2018. The four representatives from District 5 — Sen. Justin Ready, Del. Susan Krebs, Del. April Rose and Del. Haven Shoemaker — filed together, according to a news release from Ready.

District 5 encompasses all or portions of the Carroll County communities of Eldersburg, Finksburg, Hampstead, Manchester, New Windsor, Sykesville, Taneytown, Union Bridge, Westminster and Winfield.


David Ellin, of Finksburg, is the only other candidate to have filed so far in District 5, seeking a spot in the House of Delegates.

Of the four seeking reelection, both Ready and Rose were appointed to their current posts by Gov. Larry Hogan.


Ready had won reelection to the House of Delegates in District 5 in the 2014 election, but was ultimately tabbed to replace Joe Getty in the state senate when Getty was picked for Hogan's Cabinet. Getty has since been appointed to a judgeship in the Maryland Court of Appeals.

Rose was then chosen to fill Ready's seat in the House. She had previously been elected to be a member of the Carroll County Republican Central Committee.

The 2018 Maryland primary election will be held June 26 with early voting from June 14 through 21. The General Election is on Nov. 6, with early voting from Oct. 25 through Nov. 1.

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Others have filed for the 2018 election.

Mary Kowalski, of Westminster, and Tara Battaglia, of Westminster, have filed for the Carroll County Public Schools Board of Education. Current Sheriff Jim DeWees and current State's Attorney Brian DeLeonardo have also filed for reelection.

Current Commissioner Richard Weaver has also filed for reelection in commissioner District 2, and Tom Gordon has filed for a commissioner seat in District 3.

Editor's note: A previous version of this article contained incorrect information regarding April Rose's previous political experience prior to being chosen to fill the House of Delegates seat. The Times apologizes for the error.