She made her announcement on Thursday.
A former municipal official has launched her bid for state office. Wendi Peters of Mount Airy announced on Thursday that she's running as a Republican for the House of Delegates from the 4th Legislative District, which includes Frederick and Carroll Counties.
"I spent the last year watching, certainly with sadness, as our Constitutional rights are being eroded, and our pockets were being raided," she said. "Leaders work to gain our trust during election time, and disappoint us with their votes."
If she's elected, Peters says she has some things we wants to accomplish in Annapolis. "First and foremost, supporting the Constitution. I really want to work for tax relief for all taxpayers and job creators. I think Maryland should be a place where families can afford to live and businesses can thrive."
Regarding the Constitution, she is referring to the 2nd Amendment. Peters says she's against the new gun control law which will take affect in Maryland in October, requiring fingerprinting for anyone who wants to purchase a handgun. "I was able to go to a couple of events with regard to the 2nd Amendment. It's very sad what they did in Annapolis in regards to our Constitution and the 2nd Amendment," she says.
Peters served as a Mount Airy Town Council Member from 2004 to 2012. Her campaign statement says Peters was able to improve town infrastructure, manage growth and retain and expand the business investment in the town. She also served as Chair of the Communications Committee for the Maryland Municipal League, volunteered as a Sunday School Teacher, a PTA Board Member and Vice Chair of the town's Planning Commission.
She was inducted into Mount Airy's Hall of Fame in 2012 for her service and volunteerism in the community, according to her campaign statement.
"I have eight years at the local level, seeing, first hand, what the mandates are like, the unfunded mandates; seeing what it's like to work on the budget," says Peters.
During the primary next year in the 4th Legislative District, Peters will be facing fellow Republican Delegates Kelly Schulz, Kathy Afzali and Michael Hough. "I think it's good for the district to have a choice," she said. "It's good to put ideas out there and give the voters a choice."
Primary Election Day is June 24th, 2014. Early voting takes place from Thursday, June 12th to Thursday, June 19th.