Races Set Up for General Assembly Seats

In the wake of Tuesday’s candidate filing deadline, the Daily Record reports on a number of General Assembly races expected to be contested this fall, including several “leadership” legislators who nonetheless face challenges in their districts. From the coverage:

With the battle lines finally drawn Tuesday night, some high-ranking Maryland lawmakers could face a tough road back to Annapolis in an election year that promises to bring dozens of new faces to the General Assembly.

Among the most prominent state legislators facing difficult elections are House Appropriations Committee Chairman Norman H. Conway and Joseph F. Vallario Jr., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

At least seven delegates and two senators retired following the 2010 legislative session, and 15 delegates and one senator are running for other offices. Most incumbents face challengers, many of them spurred by discontent felt by voters nationwide.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties

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