Howard County Politics: Amy Brooks is running for State Delegate in District 13 in 2022

From the following news announcement:


On Wednesday November 3, 2021 local teacher, community leader, and newcomer to politics, Amy Brooks filed to run in the 13th district delegate race. District 13 is comprised of large parts of Howard County including the towns of Columbia, Clarksville, Elkridge, Laurel, Maple Lawn, River Hill, Savage, and Scaggsville. Amy Brooks is currently the only candidate to file to run for this seat in the democratic primary which will take place in June 2022.

“I am new to politics, I have dedicated my life to education and serving my community in a variety of ways. I’ve served on numerous school, church, and community boards, raised $20k+ for outdoor classroom spaces at Oakland Mills High School, and started a nonprofit education platform.” said Brooks. “I am ready to serve my community in our state government.”

Brooks lives and teaches high school in the Oakland Mills section of Columbia. Her entire family is excited that she has taken on this opportunity to make their community better. “As a mother of three teen sons, I am excited that my eldest will be turning 18 in time for the primary election this June.”

Brooks will focus her campaign on the issues people have been talking about most in district 13; education, the environment, affordable housing, criminal justice reform, and other issues of justice and fairness.

After Brooks officially files for office at 11:00 am in Annapolis she will host a gathering of family and friends to announce her campaign at her home.


I have to admit I did not see this coming. I knew that Amy had filed paperwork to run for office (Howard County Politics: Candidate Committee Registration review shows a new entity for Amy Brooks) but I was really expecting an announcement for a more LOCAL office in Howard County. This is why I do not generally guess about these things in advance of an official announcement.

Amy Brooks has filed the paperwork to run in District 13:

Amy Brooks now joins (D) Becca Niburg and (R) Chris Yates as candidates for Delegate in District 13 in 2022 at this point.

We are all still waiting to hear from the current elected officials: Vanessa Atterbeary, Shane Pendergrass and Jen Terrasa.

Be sure to follow the listing of candidates running in Howard County in 2022 here:

Article Update: Amy held a private campaign kickoff event on November 3rd. She was nice enough to allow me to drop by and take some photos from the event. You can see all 44 of my favorite ones here:

She also has a campaign video online. Watch it here:

Scott E

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