Carozza Announces for State Senate, Making Stops in All Three Counties in District 38

OCEAN CITY, MD – On November 19th, Delegate Mary Beth Carozza announced her candidacy for Maryland State Senate District 38 to a packed crowd at Ocean City Elementary. Special guest, Governor Larry Hogan, was also in attendance to support Delegate Carozza. She is also holding roll out announcement events in Salisbury and Crisfield.

“My family background and all my public service experiences have led to my running and serving as the next State Senator in District 38,” said Carozza, who won her 2014 election with close to 74 percent of the vote. “I intend to work and earn the trust of people from every part of Worcester, Wicomico, and Somerset counties. I will always put the interests of the Shore first, and I can do more to support our Shore priorities in the State Senate.”

Carozza has been one of Governor Hogan’s strongest partners in the Maryland General Assembly. She has used her position on the House Appropriations Committee to support the enactment of three straight budgets with no new tax increases, and has also been a solid proponent of Governor Hogan’s regulatory reform proposals to ease the bureaucratic burden on small businesses, farmers, commercial watermen, and other employees. She also will be in a stronger position to uphold Governor Hogan’s vetoes in the State Senate.

Carozza was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 2014 to represent District 38C, a district that includes parts of Worcester and Wicomico counties on the Eastern Shore. Prior to being elected to the Maryland House of Delegates, Carozza had served in the Administration of President George W. Bush, the Office of Governor Bob Ehrlich, and the U.S. Senate Homeland Security Committee. As Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for House Affairs, she was responsible for coordinating the Department’s legislative issues before the U.S. House of Representatives including the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks.  Her efforts led to her being awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service in 2003.

During her time in the Maryland House, Carozza has earned a strong reputation for constituent service and accessibility, especially her work with local businesses including our Shore farm community, her focus on career technology, public safety, and trades education. She has successfully introduced and passed legislation to support veteran-owned businesses. She received a 100 percent pro-business rating in 2017 from the Maryland Business for Responsive Government and the 2017 All-Star Award from the Maryland Retailers Association.

Delegate Carozza has taken the lead on key public safety initiatives, including passage of a false bomb threat prosecution bill, as well as a bill to increase the penalties of those killed by a driver under the influence of heroin. She has used her position on the House Appropriations Committee to leverage and maximize resources for local Shore communities to fight the opioid epidemic on all fronts – prevention, education, treatment, recovery, and law enforcement.

Carozza is the proud daughter of Tony and Mary Pat Carozza of Ocean Pines, and the proud aunt of seven nieces and nephews. She is a Sunday School teacher at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Ocean City, and was awarded the parish’s Volunteer of the Year award in 2016.

Mary Beth is available for media interviews, please contact Pat Schrawder at 

friendsofmb.carozza@yahoo.com or (410) 726-1234.



Del. Mary Beth Carozza receives 100% Small Business rating

COLUMBIA, Md., June 14, 2017 – Maryland Business for Responsive Government (MBRG), a statewide, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, has released the 2017 results of its annual publication Roll Call, now available online. Roll Call is in its 32nd year of printing.

Delegate Carozza scored 100%, indicating a pro-business position. MBRG considers cumulative scores above 70% as pro-business...

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