Kelly M. Schulz is an American politician who served as the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Commerce from January 2019 to January 2022. She served as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.
She served in the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 4A, Frederick County, Maryland. She was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor of Maryland in 2022, losing to state delegate Dan Cox.
She would have been the first female governor of Maryland.
Schulz was born on January 2, 1969, in Warren, Michigan. She attended college but left at age 19 when she became pregnant. She married, had another child, and worked a series of jobs, including bartending and waiting tables.
She later returned to college, attending Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York, and earning an A.A. degree in 2003.
In the same year, she moved to Frederick County for her husband’s job. She completed her undergraduate studies at Hood College, with a B.A. in political science, in 2006.
Schulz is a former aide to Sen. David R. Brinkley and the Maryland House Republican Caucus. She also has worked for the federal government, as an appointee to the Environmental Protection Agency under President George W. Bush.
Her service to the Maryland Republican Party was recognized with the Grass Roots Activist Award in 2005, and she represented Maryland at the Republican National Convention in 2008.
Does Kelly M. Schulz have kids?
Kelly Schulz has two children, Information about the children is kept away from the public.