Westminster – County Commissioner Haven Shoemaker formally announced that he is running as a candidate in the upcoming 2014 Republican primary to represent the citizens of Carroll County in Legislative District 5 in the House of Delegates in the Maryland General Assembly.
Commissioner Shoemaker made the announcement after being introduced by special guest, Commissioner Doug Howard, in front of an enthusiastic crowd of supporters on Monday, June 24, 2013, at Noon (12 p.m.) in front of the Carroll County Public Library on Main Street in Westminster.
Haven Shoemaker was elected in 2010 to serve as a County Commissioner for District 2 which covers the eastern portion of Carroll County including Hampstead and Finksburg. He was elected to two terms as Mayor of Hampstead before being elected County Commissioner. He operates a law practice in Hampstead. Haven earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and a law degree from the Widener University School of Law, magna cum laude. He served as an infantryman in the Army National Guard. A member of the Westminster Baptist Church, Mr. Shoemaker previously presided over the Carroll County Chapter of the Maryland Municipal League and was a member of the Carroll County Economic Development Commission and previously served as a board member of the Marriage Resource Center and Carroll County Habitat for Humanity. He and his wife, Patricia, have a son and live in Hampstead.
Commissioner Shoemaker is extremely concerned about the increased taxes, burdensome regulations and erosion of constitutional rights in the State of Maryland and feels that he can best remedy these issues by serving in Annapolis.
As Mr. Shoemaker said at his announcement event in Westminster:
“For too long our Carroll County delegation to Annapolis has done little but vote no on legislation and has not forwarded an agenda that would benefit the residents of Carroll. I hope to invigorate our delegation and use my considerable municipal and county-wide governmental experience to deliver meaningful legislation affecting out local interests while drawing on my experience as a small businessman and property owner to vigorously resist the over taxation, over regulation and overreach into our lives that seems to result from each legislative session.”
For more information, please contact Michael Stewart at 410-596-0361.