The 41st District includes parts of Baltimore County and Baltimore City.
Merrill made the announcement via Twitter on Monday saying “We need leadership that is focused on improving our schools.”
Over the last year, Merill was the special assistant to the Chief of Staff at Baltimore City Public Schools. Before that he was the executive assistant to the Chief of Staff. Merrill also led special projects for the administration at Baltimore City Public Schools.
On his campaign website, Merill says he led a $2.2 million campaign to build a new library and learning center while he was a teacher at Baltimore City College.