Mckayla Wilkes, the progressive Democrat who challenged U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer in the 2020 Democratic primary, has announced she will try again next year. Wilkes, a 30-year-old Black woman raised in Hoyer’s 5th Congressional District, declared her candidacy for the Democratic primary in 2022 in a news release Tuesday. The 5th District encompasses Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties and parts of Prince George’s and Anne Arundel counties.
Progressive Democrat Mckayla Wilkes to mount 2022 primary challenge against Rep. Steny Hoyer in Maryland’s 5th District
February 11, 2021