Delegate Kathy Szeliga was first elected in 2010 to the Maryland House of Delegates. Kathy serves on the Health and Government Operations Committee. She has served on the Appropriations Committee and Environment and Transportation Committee.
In 2016, Kathy Szeliga successfully triumphed over a crowded field of 14 candidates to be the Republican nominee for US Senate. Although unsuccessful in the general election, Szeliga won 18 of 23 counties and received almost 1 million votes and the second highest votes for a Republican in the history of the state. In Kathy's senatorial bid, she outperformed the presidential candidate statewide, the first time a senate candidate received more votes than the presidential candidate in recent history.
Together, Leader Nic Kipke and Whip Kathy Szeliga were elected in 2013 to lead the House GOP Caucus as they work hard to defend common sense conservative ideas in the Maryland House of Delegates. They continue to be unanimously re-elected to lead the Maryland House Republican Caucus.
Delegates Szeliga and Kipke organized a highly effective campaign effort in 2014 and successfully helped elect the largest number of GOP representatives to the Maryland House of Delegates in the history of the state.
Additionally, Delegate Szeliga has received prestigious awards, such as Maryland's Top 100 Women, The Baltimore Sun's Women to Watch, 2014 Legislator of the Year from MD Society of Anesthesiologists and a Towson University Distinguished Alumni Awardee in 2017.
Married for over 38 years to Mark, they have two married sons and two granddaughters. She has been an active member of Grace Community Church in Kingsville, Maryland, for more than 25 years. Kathy and her husband, Mark, started a construction general contracting business 32 years ago where they work together today.
Kathy Szeliga has dedicated her life to her family, their family business, and the citizens of Maryland. Her diverse background helps to make Kathy an effective Maryland State Delegate, a leader in the House of Delegates, and the highest-ranking Republican woman in Maryland.
4th of July Fun! The 4th of July Independence Day Celebration is one of the best holidays. Patriots from every walk of life put aside political differences and celebrate the birth of our nation. I am especially thankful on July 4th to be an American and live in the greatest country in the world. The Kingsville 4th of July parade is absolutely one of the best in Maryland. This year, Governor Hogan attended and the weather was hot as usual.
Tuesday’s Election With your support and encouragement, I’m happy to report to you that I was the top vote- getter in Tuesday’s election in District 7’s House race! Despite numerous negative attacks and some dirty tricks from opponents, voters elected me on Tuesday in the Primary Election out of a crowded race of 13 candidates! Thank you so much for the help of family and friends and for those who voted for me!
Tuesday is the DAY! If you did not vote early, Tuesday is Election Day. Polls open at 7 AM and close at 8 PM. Get out there and VOTE!! After 8 years in office, I’m honored to be endorsed and supported by many people and organizations. My biggest endorsement yet comes from my granddaughters, Avery and Ryan! “Vote for my Mom-mom!” Wednesday at 11:00 AM This Wednesday at 11:00 AM, listen in to WBAL radio, 1090 AM or online at www.
Szeliga – PROUD TO BE NRA Endorsed Defending, protecting, and securing our 2nd Amendment Constitutional rights is one of my top priorities. 2nd Amendment: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. Szeliga – PROUD TO BE Endorsed by Law Enforcement! I am proud and honored to be endorsed by the Baltimore County Fraternal Order of Police.
Szeliga - Farm Bureau Endorsed! I am proud and honored to be endorsed by the Maryland Farm Bureau! I have been fighting for our farmers and agriculture communities and industry across our great state for the 8 years I’ve been in Annapolis. Sports Gambling – yeah or nay? A few weeks ago, I asked people to weigh in on sports gambling. As promised, the results are here! Approximately 300 people responded to the poll.
Sports Betting – What do you think? The Supreme Court of the United States ruled this week that states could engage in sports betting. Some are saying it will generate a “wild-west” for gambling and a patchwork of laws by the states as they try to regulate it and make money from taxing it. Maryland will definitely take up this issue next year when the legislature convenes. As a reminder, Maryland’s legislature only meets for 90 days from January until April.