Greenip tells Annapolis newspaper she's retiring
Sen. Janet Greenip, who has been in the Maryland General Assembly since 1995, plans to announce in the coming weeks that she will retire with one year left in her term, according to The (Annapolis) Capital.
Her departure not only leaves Sen. Nancy Jacobs as the only woman in the Senate GOP caucus but also sets up a potentially raucous fight to replace her.
Republican delegates looking to move up could include James J. King, Robert A. Costa and Tony McConkey. Other names being floated are Anne Arundel County Council members Edward R. Reilly and Cathleen Vitale.
The Republican state central committee in Greenip's district would select a person to fill the vacancy, forwarding the name to the governor.
-- Laura Smitherman and David Nitkin