Anne R. Kaiser to Step Down as House Ways and Means Chair

Del. Anne R. Kaiser (D-Montgomery) announced via a short Facebook post Thursday night that she is stepping down as chair of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.

Kaiser said she had been selected to establish and lead a new Public Leadership Institute and expand her teaching role at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy.

“Given the responsibility to help foster leadership training and growth — especially for historically underserved populations in the region — I will step down as Chair of the Ways and Means Committee,” she wrote. “I intend — however — to serve the remainder of my term in the Maryland House of Delegates.”

Kaiser, who has represented District 14 in the House since 2003 and held the gavel at Ways and Means since 2017, held open the possibility of seeking another term in 2022 but said it was too early to say.