Attention should be paid to Klacik’s historic candidacy.

There’s actually a sixth thing to know about Maryland’s primary election results: Kim Klacik, the Republican candidate to represent Maryland’s 2nd District, would be only the second African-American woman from Maryland to represent the state in the U.S. House of Representatives (“Five things to know about the outcome of the Maryland primary,” May 15). The first? Donna Edwards, a Democrat, who served from 2008 to 2017.

A portion of the article headlined “Fighting an all-male delegation” made no mention of Republican Klacik’s candidacy, yet the two Democratic women running for House seats in other districts were listed, with one State Senator Sarah Elfreth. , saying, “It’s been a while since Maryland sent a woman to DC.” Why no mention of the potentially historic Klacik?

Many Marylanders are excited about the candidacy of Angela Alsobrooks, who, if elected, would be the first African-American woman to represent Maryland in the U.S. Senate. Alsobrooks’ match against former Governor Larry Hogan will be important and exciting. That includes the race between Klacik and the Democratic candidate, Baltimore County Executive John “Johnny O” Olszewski Jr. Imagine not one but two African American women representing Maryland. That would be historic.

It’s okay if someone is a Republican.

– Bernard Haske, Catonsville

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