By Ryan Miner
A former Cumberland City councilwoman is set to file her candidacy today to run in District 1C, one of Maryland’s most geographically robust districts, encompassing two counties – Allegany and Washington – in Western Maryland.
Nicole Alt-Myers, a Republican, will file her official paperwork today with the Maryland State Board of Elections to become a candidate for state delegate in District 1C. The district is currently represented by Republican Delegate Mike McKay.
A few weeks ago, McKay announced he will not seek re-election in 2018 and will instead run for the Register of Wills job in Allegany County. Last week, Allegany County’s former Register of Wills, Rebecca Drew, resigned her position after she was indicted on charges that she stole more than $4,000 for office accounts.
Myers – who married Washington County Commissioner Leroy Myers in 2015 and moved to Clear Spring, Md., was elected in 2012 to serve a term on the Cumberland City Council. According to Alt-Myers’ LinkedIn profile, she has been serving as the Director of Sales & Community Outreach for Myers Building Systems, Inc., owned by her husband, since January 2017.
Commissioner LeRoy Myers confirmed with A Miner Detail detail this morning that his wife, Alt-Myers, is filing her candidacy today.
Alt-Myers will be running in the same district that her husband, Commissioner Myers, served from 2003 to 2015. During the 2014 Republican primary, Leroy Myers endorsed McKay’s candidacy over Washington County Republican Ray Givens.
A more comprehensive profile and political analysis on Alt-Myers’ decision to run will be published in the coming days. Please continue to follow AMinerDetail.com for the latest political news in Western Maryland.
As of 3:05 p.m., Wednesday, August 23, 2017, Alt-Myers has officially filed with the Maryland State Board of Elections.