Del. Jesse Pippy (R-Frederick and Carroll) announced his candidacy for state senate Friday.
If elected, Pippy would replace Senate Minority Whip Michael Hough (R-Carroll and Frederick), who has held the seat since 2015. In May, Hough announced his bid for county executive, forgoing a bid to seek re-election to his senate seat.
“Over the past three years, I have introduced and passed meaningful legislation and secured significant resources that not only have been beneficial for the district, but also the county and the state as a whole,” Pippy, who plans to graduate in December from the University of Maryland’s law school, said in a news release.
Pippy was elected to the House of Delegates in 2019, serving as a member of the economic matters and judiciary committees. He was also chair of the county’s delegation, which is comprised of the county's six delegates and two senators.
As a freshman delegate, Pippy sponsored an overhaul of the state’s human trafficking laws, which made it easier for state’s attorneys to prosecute alleged offenders, and which passed the House unanimously.