Meet Mike

Senator Mike McKay

Senator Mike McKay is a husband, father and small business owner. He has represented District 1, which includes Garrett, Allegany, and Washington Counties in the Maryland State Senate. He represented District 1C from 2015 to 2023 where he is a member of the Appropriations Committee.

In July 2021, after careful consideration, Delegate McKay announced that he would run for the open District 1 Senate seat in 2022 following the decision by long-time Senator George Edwards to not seek re-election.

Throughout his time in public service, Senator McKay has been a passionate champion for Appalachian Maryland and the state’s rural communities, especially in the areas of economic and workforce development and healthcare.

Senator McKay was recently named Co-Chair of the State Commission on Economic Stability, which is charged with developing a path to the middle class for all Marylanders.

He was the 2019 Recipient of the Mac Middleton Rural Health Legislator of the Year and is the Western Maryland representative on the Maryland Rural Council.

Prior to serving in the Maryland General Assembly, Senator McKay was an Allegany County Commissioner and member of the Allegany County Board of Education, Allegany Board of Health, Allegany County Task Force on Child Abuse, Allegany County Mental Health Advisory Board and the Allegany County Social Services Board of Directors. He was also active with the Maryland Association of Counties and is a graduate of their Academy for Excellence in Local Government. He has also a graduate of Leadership Allegany!

Senator McKay is a career independent small business owner and is the President and CEO of Allegany Management Services, Inc., a progressive and professional cleaning and restoration firm headquartered in Allegany County with two locations in Maryland. He has been an active member of the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce, serving as President and Chairman of the Board.

Senator McKay and his wife, Kimberly moved to Allegany County in 1996. They live in Cumberland with their eight children: Courtney, Mason, Madison, Matthew, Joshua, Julian, Reagan, and Lincoln. The McKays are actively involved in the greater faith-based community in the Tri-State Area and are members of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Cumberland.