Jul. 17—CUMBERLAND — Del. Mike McKay announced Friday that he is running for state Senate.
McKay (R-Allegany, Washington) made the decision following news earlier this week that Sen. George C. Edwards will retire when his term ends in January 2023.
“After thoughtful consideration and conversations with my family, I have decided to seek election as the next senator from District 1,” McKay said. “Over my two decades of public service, I have consistently delivered measurable successes for Western Maryland and put our people ahead of politics.”
McKay was elected to the Allegany County Board of Commissioners in 2010, where he served one four-year term. He was elected to the House of Delegates in 2014 and is serving his second term.
“I think the time is now for me to toss my hat into the ring,” he said. “I think the successes that we’ve had as a delegate representing both Allegany and…