Republican leaders lineup behind David Brinkley for the newly-redrawn 6th Congressional District
December 1, 2011 (Frederick, MD) - State Senator David Brinkley announced today the formation of an Exploratory Committee to support his candidacy for the United States House of Representatives in the newly-redrawn 6th Congressional District.
"I am grateful for the outpouring of support for my candidacy from state elected leaders with whom I have worked over the years," Brinkley said.
The announcement was made following recent public reports that incumbent Congressman Roscoe Bartlett may not be seeking reelection.
A partial list of the Committee co-chairs include State Senators George Edwards, Chris Shank, Joe Getty, Alan Kittleman, J.B. Jennings and Minority Leader, E.J. Pipkin; State Delegates Wendell Beitzel, LeRoy Myers, Don Elliott and Kelly Schulz; and Montgomery County Republican Central Committee Chair Mark Uncapher.
"I served with David for four years in the House, and now in the Senate, and I have witnessed firsthand his conservative leadership, superior constituent service and tireless work ethic. He is the best candidate to represent the new 6th," said Senator Chris Shank of Washington County.
Delegate Leroy Myers, Chairman of the Western Maryland State Delegation, said, "Senator Brinkley understands the issues facing rural Maryland, is a valued member of our caucus, and will take renewed energy and fiscal discipline to Washington."
Kelly Schulz, the recently-elected Delegate and former Frederick County Republican Party Chair added, "I have worked with David on both political and public policy issues. He is well respected by his colleagues and city and county leaders. He is a proven leader on economic issues and has a long track record of getting things done in Annapolis. I fully support David Brinkley to be our next Congressman."
David Brinkley served as vice chair of the local Republican State Central Committee, was elected to two terms in the Maryland House of Delegates representing Frederick and Washington Counties, and was recently re-elected to his third term in the State Senate representing Frederick and Carroll Counties.
David is a certified estate and financial planner and a small business owner. He is a former volunteer EMT and firefighter with the New Market District Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company. He was born in the City of Frederick and has undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland. He has two children and lives in Frederick County. He is a member of Grace Episcopal Church.