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Myers to seek third term as Md. delegate

May 17, 2010|By ANDREW SCHOTZ

WASHINGTON COUNTY -- LeRoy E. Myers Jr. is running for a third term as a Maryland delegate representing Subdistrict 1C.

Myers, R-Washington/Allegany, the chairman of Washington County's delegation to the General Assembly, announced his plans May 10.

On Monday, he made it official by filing.

"I see there's a hunger for good leadership, especially in these economic times," he said last week.

He said he wants to help the state get through its financial crunch and other challenges.

Myers, 58, of Clear Spring, is the president and owner of Myers Building Systems, a general contracting firm.

He was first elected in 2002, unseating Democrat Casper R. Taylor Jr., who at the time was the House speaker.

Myers was re-elected in 2006, defeating Democrat Brian K. Grim.

No one else has filed to run so far in Subdistrict 1C, which includes parts of Allegany and Washington counties.

Myers served on the House Ways and Means Committee from 2003 through 2006, then the Appropriations Committee from 2007 to 2009, when he returned to Ways and Means.

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Myers said he waited until after the 2010 Maryland General Assembly session was over to announce his plans for the coming election, so his work in Annapolis wouldn't be seen as motivated by a campaign.

A primary, if needed, would be Sept. 14. The general election is Nov. 2.

State delegates are paid $43,500 a year.

All eight members of the county's delegation are running again this year.

Myers is one of six who have filed.

Del. John P. Donoghue, D-Washington, said Monday he plans to file by the end of this month.

Del. Christopher B. Shank has announced that he's taking on Sen. Donald F. Munson in a Republican primary for Munson's seat, but he hasn't filed yet.




Subdistrict 1C delegate



  • Incumbent

    Name: LeRoy E. Myers Jr.

    Date of birth: Oct. 8, 1951

    Address: 14627 National Pike

    Hometown: Clear Spring

    Education: Studied business administration at Hagerstown Junior College from 1969 to 1971

    Occupation: President and owner of Myers Building Systems, a general contracting firm

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Political experience: State delegate since 2003

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