A University of Maryland, Baltimore County administrator and Pikesville resident announced his candidacy Tuesday for an 11th district seat in the House of Delegates.
Don Engel, the university's assistant vice president for research, said in arelease he will run in the June 2014 Democratic primary. He announced his intent to succeed Del. Jon Cardin, who may leave the house to run for attorney general.
“With the background in science and technology that I would bring to the state legislature, my unique perspective will help move Maryland forward,” Engel said in the release. “The residents of this district have given me so much and I hope to repay the kindness by being their advocate in Annapolis."
Engel will make a formal announcement at a fundraiser at his childhood home on Jolly Road in Pikesville on April 10, according to the release.