ANNAPOLIS - Two Washington County lawmakers are vying to chair the Western Maryland delegation during the upcoming legislative session.
Republican Delegates Robert A. McKee and LeRoy E. Myers Jr. both want the job being vacated by Del. George C. Edwards, R-Garrett/Allegany.
On Tuesday, Edwards said he would step down as Western Maryland delegation chairman when the legislative session starts in January to allow another Republican to hold a leadership position.
Edwards was elected minority leader of the House Republican Caucus in July.
The majority-Republican Western Maryland delegation, made up of lawmakers from the state's five westernmost counties, meets weekly to take positions on regional issues. The chairperson sets the agenda.