The Carroll County Times published “Del. Haven Shoemaker to make announcement next week regarding intentions for 2022 election cycle” on July 16th and Delegate Shoemaker shared that post on his social media account on July 17th.

In that article it state that Delegate Shoemaker will make an announcement about his election intentions today at 4:30pm outside Carroll County’s Historic Courthouse.

Delegate Shoemaker has already changed the name of his Facebook page to “Haven Shoemaker for State’s Attorney”. So I am guessing we now know what the announcement will be today. Here is what the About page has this morning:

Haven has fought for taxpayers, working families and safe communities as mayor, commissioner, and State Delegate. We can count on Haven to support our police, hold criminals accountable and get justice for victims.


I had heard a rumor that this was going to happen (Del. Shoemaker running for State’s Attorney) but I generally do not publish rumors until they are confirmed. This one looks confirmed today.

If Delegate Shoemaker is running for Carroll County State’s Attorney in 2022 he already has one opponent in that race:

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If I have time this afternoon I might run out to the Courthouse and take some photos from the announcement. I would guess there will be a few of his current “Team” members from District 5 on hand to watch the announcement today.

Next we watch to see who fills the void in District 5 that will be left by Delegate Shoemaker. I have not heard any names yet…but will be watching for announcements and election candidate filings:

District 5 Delegate:

Carroll County Local Elections:

Article update at 10:10am on July 20th: Haven Shoemaker has filed his paperwork to run for State’s Attorney in Carroll County:

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