Del. Jesse Pippy, a Republican who represents Frederick and Carroll counties in District 4, declared his candidacy for the state Senate, vowing to be a “conservative and effective leader.”
Last month, Maryland Senate Minority Whip Michael J. Hough announced he would forego a reelection bid and instead make a run for Frederick County executive in 2022. The Frederick County Republican won election to the state Senate in 2014 and was reelected in 2018.
Pippy released a statement announcing his candidacy Friday afternoon.
“Today in Annapolis, I filed with the State Board of Elections to run for State Senate in District 4. Over the past 3 years, I have introduced and passed meaningful legislation and secured significant resources that not only have been beneficial for the district, but also the county and the state as a whole,” he said in a news release. “After speaking with family, constituents and community leaders, we came to the conclusion that it would be best to take that same attitude of service to the Maryland State Senate. As your next state senator, I will continue to be a conservative and effective leader for my constituents in Annapolis.”
District 4 mainly encompasses Frederick County, but a small portion of Carroll County, including Mount Airy, falls into it.