Eckardt wins second term
EASTON — Republican incumbent Sen. Addie Eckardt will return to the state senate in District 37 for a second term, earning 60 percent of the vote as she defeated Democratic challenger Holly Wright.
Eckardt received 28,107 votes in District 37; Wright had 18,366.
“I am absolutely very pleased and delighted to serve again, the people of the 37th legislative district,” Eckardt said. “I’m just so appreciative of everyone who’s put their
faith and trust in me.”
Eckardt said she was “back to work” after the final vote was counted, continuing to work on issues facing the rural areas within District 37.
“The past two sessions I’ve been focused on infrastructure,” Eckardt said. “I’m also working to continue to put policies in place for
easier access to affordable housing. Rural areas are actually underserved in terms of broadband and connectivity in regard to everybody having internet access; its a major issue.”
Eckardt said working on those basic services is what she will spend her next term focused on.
“In my mind, if we
strengthen those basic services for everybody, then we are in a position to maintain diverse businesses and economy,” Eckardt said.
Eckardt has 40 years of experience as a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist with Maryland, 20 years experience as a state delegate and four years experience at her current position
as state senator.
Some of Eckardt’s primar y campaign points included forming an independent commission to redistrict the state, maintaining and sustaining the Chesapeake Bay and forming an inclusive community.
Wright touted more than 20 years of experience in public health at the state and
She said this experience has helped her understand the business of government.
Wright’s primary campaign points included raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, prioritizing early childhood education, controlling the cost of prescription drugs and accessible voting.
SEN. ADDIE ECKARDT