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Kelly Schulz Joins Former Senator Bobby Zirkin for the Maryland State Bar Association Candidate Interviews

December 8, 2021

Today, Maryland gubernatorial candidate Kelly Schulz joined Former State Senator Bobby Zirkin for the Maryland State Bar Association Candidate Interviews. Watch the full interview below:

Campaign Update | December 8, 2021

December 8, 2021

With the leaves changing colors, the temperature beginning to drop, and Thanksgiving officially behind us, we’re heading into winter and our campaign for governor continues to heat up!

This past month on the campaign trail was wonderful! I enjoyed traveling the state and seeing many old friends while making new ones, as I shared my positive vision for the future with Marylanders from all walks of life.

What I can tell you, is that our message is certainly resonating – the momentum behind our campaign is building and I’m humbled by the support we are receiving.

Whether I am talking with a small business owner in Easton or a working mom in Montgomery County, Marylanders are hopeful and optimistic about the future of this state. They want to build upon the successes that we’ve had over the last seven years, and that’s exactly what I will do as your governor.

Our campaign is focused on ensuring that all Marylanders are afforded every possibility to succeed and pursue their own dreams. The issues that we’re talking about; growing the economy, making sure our children receive an excellent education and keeping our communities safe, are the issues that most Marylanders I speak with are passionate about.

Like you, I love this state and when I’m your governor, I’ll fight every day to continue to make Maryland more affordable and a better state for individuals to raise a family, start a business and retire.

I wanted to take a moment to fill you in on some exciting highlights from November. It was certainly a busy month on the trail, but I really enjoyed spending time out and about in our beautiful state.

We kicked off the month with a visit to Baltimore to speak at the Baltimore City GOP’s inaugural Lincoln-Reagan-Douglass-Dinner. There was a great turnout at this event, and it was exciting to see so many people engaged, I wish the club much-continued success.

We had a great time honoring the brave men and women who have served our country by partaking in the Brunswick Veterans Day parade, which is one of the oldest of its kind in America.

I was also honored to speak at the Maryland Federation of Republican Women’s Fall Meeting, this is an organization that means so much to me, and really fueled a passion for public service within me. It’s great to see that the MFRW continues to inspire women to partake in the political process. 

It’s always great to be able to spend some time on the Eastern Shore. And last month we attended the Talbot County Lincoln-Reagan Dinner and the iconic Waterfowl Festival.

The festival is a great way to celebrate our state’s natural beauty and wildlife, and I enjoyed meeting so many Marylanders, visiting with local businesses, and exploring some really interesting exhibits. 

I was thrilled to be in Howard County to join my friend, Alan Kittleman as he begins his campaign for county executive, I wish him the best of luck.

I love being surrounded by my family during this time of year and I really enjoyed spending time with my grandson, for his first Thanksgiving! After a busy and challenging year for all of us, I am humbled and thankful for so much.

The holiday season has truly made its way to Maryland. I had the opportunity to join friends in Owings Mills and Baltimore City to celebrate Hanukkah and participate in a menorah lighting ceremony. It truly is the most festive time of the year, and I’m looking forward to continuing to celebrate the season and attending Christmas parties across the state. 

I really appreciate that you took the time out to read our campaign update, we had a great month! In December we’ll continue to crisscross the state and work hard to earn the support of every Marylander – I hope to see you out on the campaign trail.

Thank you for your continued support, I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Campaign Update | October 5, 2021

October 4, 2021

As we roll in to fall, I want to take a moment to share what I have been up to on my campaign. This September, I continued to travel the state, meeting with Marylanders to discuss how I will continue to move our state in the right direction. The momentum continues to grow, and I am humbled by the outpouring of support.

I’ve traveled from Garrett County to the Eastern Shore to share my vision for our future: expanding opportunities for all Marylanders to find success for themselves and provide for their families.    Marylanders want good-paying jobs. We want to live in a state where it’s affordable to raise a family or build a business. And we need tax relief so our friends and neighbors can stay in the state they love.

We want to feel safe in our communities. Maryland needs a governor who fully supports and funds our police officers and is tough on violent crime. We must get violent repeat offenders off the streets and out of our communities.   


And we want our children to receive a world-class education. Teachers and parents agree we need to hold school systems accountable and make sure all available resources go directly to the classroom – and that our children are there too.


September was an exciting month, and I want to fill you in on some of the highlights.

I started the month with a visit to Calvert County to speak with the Calvert County Republican Central Committee. I also had a great visit with the Log Cabin Republicans in my hometown of Frederick. 

I was honored to speak at the Garrett County Lincoln Day Dinner, where we discussed the importance of the upcoming election, and how we must continue to move Maryland in the right direction.   

I was honored to join Pat Vincenti for a packed house in Harford County. We need strong leaders in all positions to have a positive impact on Maryland!

I had the time of my life at the Great Frederick Fair where I met with voters to discuss the concerns they’re facing. I even got to hold baby lambs! I followed up with a visit to the 29th Annual Poolesville Day Festival to see our Montgomery Republicans and made sure to stop by the American Legion tent. 

I spent more time on the Shore where I got to check out some beautiful cars when I attended the 10th Annual Ridgley Car and Motorcycle Show. Afterward, I headed to Easton for the Talbot County Skeet Shoot to discuss important topics I will address as governor.

I spoke to residents at Leisure World about the outrageously high retirement taxes that they and so many other Marylanders face, and I assured them I will fight for lower taxes every single year I’m in office, so they can state in the state they love.    In the last days of September, I attended the Middletown Heritage Festival and stopped by a growing local business, Fordham Lee. I can’t wait to be back! And I had a great time being joined by supporters at the Cavey Compound for a Fall Fest in Hampstead.

Our team of leaders with the shared commitment to keep moving Maryland in the right direction continues to grow. I am proud to call them friends and colleagues and am honored to have the endorsements of Delegate Wayne Hartman, Delegate Mike McKay, Delegate Wendell Beitzel, Delegate April Rose, Senator George Edwards, Commissioner Ed Rothstein, Senator Jack Bailey, Delegate Chris Adams, Delegate Kevin Hornberger, Senator Paul Corderman, Senator Justin Ready, Senator Ed Reilly, Delegate Susan Krebs, Senator Addie Eckardt, Delegate Brenda Thiam, Senator Mary Beth Carozza, Delegate Mike Griffith, and Delegate Kathy Szeliga.

Maryland is at a crossroads. We can either continue to move forward or we can go backward to the days of one-party rule. We cannot afford higher taxes, defunded police, and unions running our education systems. I am committed to standing with you to fight for Maryland’s future and hope you will join me today.

We are just getting started, and I look forward to working nonstop to earn the vote of each and every Marylander.

Thank you so much for your support.  

Campaign Update | August 30, 2021

August 30, 2021

The summer is coming to an end, and I want to take the opportunity to update you on the campaign. I have crisscrossed the state these past few months, meeting with voters to discuss Maryland’s future. The momentum is building, and I am humbled by the outpouring of support.

Marylanders want good-paying jobs. We want to live in a state where it’s affordable to raise a family or build a business. And we need tax relief so we can afford to retire here.

We want our children to receive a world-class education. Teachers and parents agree we need to hold school systems accountable and make sure all available resources go directly to the classroom – and that our children are there too. 

And we need to feel safe in our communities. Marylanders want a governor who is not afraid to be tough on violent crime and who will support the men and women in law enforcement. 

August was a busy month, and I want to fill you in on some of the highlights.

It’s fair season here in Maryland, and I was thrilled my first stop was the Queen Anne’s County 4-H Fair, where I toured the livestock sale and spent time visiting friends at the Queen Anne’s Republican Club.

We also visited the Howard County Fair where we walked in a parade. And just yesterday, I attended the Maryland State Fair in Timonium. 

This August I was invited to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Change Maryland at the annual Cavey Pig Roast in Hampstead. We have come a long way in the past 7 years, and it was great to talk about how to build on our past successes to build a brighter future in Maryland. 

Not to mention, the BBQ was amazing!

Few things are more important to me than grassroots activism. It’s where I got my start in politics and I am so inspired by the passion I see from the grassroots community.


I was honored to be asked to speak at the Republican Clubs of Carroll and Garrett counties where we discussed important topics like education reform and reducing the retirement tax. 


I also had a great time with old friends at the Baltimore County Central Committee Picnic!

I was truly inspired to see the work being done on behalf of children at Sweet Bay Magnolia Academy in Stevensville. These incredible professionals provide educational opportunities for kids and provide parents with options that best suit the needs of their children. 

While in Denton for Summerfest, I visited some local favorites like Clayton Farms, Bullock’s Deli and the Denton Market Street Pub. I even picked up a new collar for my 18-year-old dog, Scout, just in time for National Dog Day! 

I have also had great policy discussions, including with the Maryland Transportation Builders & Materials Association. It’s critical that we continue to update and expand Maryland’s infrastructure needs, and I am committed to funding infrastructure projects without raising taxes.

We have also continued to roll out endorsements from other elected Republicans in the state.  I am humbled to call these people friends and colleagues and to have the formal endorsements of Senator George Edwards, Commissioner Ed Rothstein, Senator Jack Bailey, Delegate Chris Adams, Delegate Kevin Hornberger, Senator Paul Corderman, Senator Justin Ready, Senator Ed Reilly, Delegate Susan Krebs, Senator Addie Eckardt, Delegate Brenda Thiam, Senator Mary Beth Carozza, Delegate Mike Griffith, and Delegate Kathy Szeliga.

Maryland is at a crossroads, we either continue the fight or we go backward. We simply cannot afford higher taxes, less police, or unions running our education systems. I am committed to stand with you to fight for Maryland’s future and hope you will join me today.

We are just getting started, and I look forward to working with you in partnership as I become your next governor.

State Senator Jack Bailey Endorses Kelly Schulz for Governor

August 17, 2021

The Kelly Schulz for Governor campaign today announced that Maryland State Senator Jack Bailey (District 29) from Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties endorsed Kelly Schulz for governor. This is the twelfth endorsement Kelly Schulz has received from Maryland elected officials since launching her campaign in April.

“I could not be prouder and more excited to have Jack’s support, and we welcome him to our team of Marylanders dedicated to making sure we keep our state moving in the right direction,” said Maryland gubernatorial candidate Kelly Schulz. “He is a strong voice for Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties and has a proven record of making Maryland a better place to live. Together, we will fight for lower taxes, full funding of our police, and ensure good-paying jobs are available for all Marylanders.”

“I am proud to endorse Kelly Schulz as our next governor. Without question, Kelly is the best candidate to lead our state forward into the future,” said Jack Bailey. “She has been an important partner in supporting Southern Maryland and our economic development throughout her career. This exemplifies her commitment to fostering a strong economy in Southern Maryland and throughout our state.”

Additional endorsements include:

  • Senator Mary Beth Carozza (District 38) – Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties
  • Senator Addie Eckardt (District 37) – Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot, & Wicomico Counties
  • Senator Paul Corderman (District 2) – Washington County
  • Senator Justin Ready (District 5) – Carroll County
  • Senator Edward Reilly (District 33) – Anne Arundel County
  • Delegate Chris Adams (District 37B)– Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot & Wicomico Counties
  • Delegate Mike Griffith (District 35B) – Cecil & Harford Counties
  • Delegate Kevin Hornberger (District 35A) – Cecil County
  • Delegate Susan Krebs (District 5) – Carroll County
  • Delegate Kathy Szeliga (District 7) – Baltimore & Harford Counties
  • Delegate Brenda Thiam (District 2B) – Washington County

Kelly Schulz for Governor Releases Statement on New Vaccination Protocols for State Employees

August 7, 2021

Today, the Kelly Schulz for Governor campaign released the following statement in response to the new vaccination protocols for state employees:

“From the beginning of this pandemic, making sure the elderly and people with disabilities were protected from the virus was a top priority, and Maryland was right to focus on those populations. They were, and still are, the most at risk from COVID,” said gubernatorial candidate Kelly Schulz.

“Governor Hogan presented a choice to state-employed health care workers to either test more often and wear a mask or get the vaccine. There must be a very clear line between reasonable actions like this, and other actions that would infringe on Marylanders’ rights and liberties. When we require a vaccine mandate with no other options, we are forcing people to do what they are not comfortable with. That is something I will never support, and something I will actively fight against. I believe it is a bad precedent for the government to make very personal health choices for Marylanders.

“These last 18 months have been hard on everyone. I chose to get vaccinated because it was the right decision for me, and I encourage everyone who can, to do the same. The only way out of this is to keep moving forward, make the best decisions for you and your family, and be kind to your neighbors and fellow Marylanders.”

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Kelly Schulz for Governor Releases Statement on School Mask Mandates

August 6, 2021

Today, the Kelly Schulz for Governor campaign released the following statement in response to the mask mandates in local school systems:

“Imposing mask mandates on the general public when nearly 80 percent of Marylanders are vaccinated does not follow the science and is a clear step backward in our effort to get back to normal,” said gubernatorial candidate Kelly Schulz. “These new mandates have little to do with creating better health outcomes and everything to do with appeasing far-left political activists. At this point, wearing a mask should be a choice for those that have ongoing health concerns, not a mandate for the general population.”

“Masks and lockdowns won’t defeat COVID – vaccines will. I encourage everyone who isn’t vaccinated to do so as soon as possible.”

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Kelly Schulz Announces Candidacy for Governor of Maryland

April 14, 2021

Today, Kelly Schulz announced her candidacy for Governor.  Kelly is a mother, small business owner and the current Secretary of Commerce for Maryland.

She said, “The past year has been incredibly tough for us all, but the perseverance and fortitude I’ve seen from Marylanders across our great state has been awe-inspiring. Their strength has inspired me to run for governor and, if given the opportunity, I will serve the people of Maryland with tireless dedication.”

Schulz serves as Maryland’s Secretary of Commerce and previously served as Maryland’s Secretary of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. She was a small business owner in the cybersecurity industry and also a former member of the Maryland House of Delegates.

Schulz continued, “We’ve come a long way over the past few years, but there is still work to be done. I want us – together – to build on our past successes and fulfill the great promise and potential for the next generation.

“From Western Maryland to Baltimore City, the Eastern Shore, Southern Maryland, and my hometown of Frederick, we will chart a better and brighter future for us all.”

Schulz is running to be the nominee of the Republican Party. The primary is scheduled to take place on June 28, 2022.