ANNAPOLIS, MD (AP) – Maryland Commerce Department Secretary Kelly Schulz announced she’ll seek the GOP nomination for governor in the 2022 election. She’s the first Republican and first woman to enter the race. Schulz is a former member of the Maryland House of Delegates. As a delegate, she represented Frederick County. Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford announced he has decided not to run for governor. Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, who was re-elected in 2018, is term limited. Schulz joined the Hogan Administration in 2015 to lead the state’s labor department.

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