Ingrid M. Turner, a former chair of the Prince George's County Council, will announce Tuesday that she is running for the House seat that will be left open by Rep. Donna F. Edwards, a source close to the Democrat said on Sunday.
Turner, 51, served in the council from the end of 2006 through 2014 and was its chair in 2011. The Bowie resident is also a past president of the Maryland Association of Counties.
Turner, a Naval Academy graduate who spent 20 years in active duty with the service, is joining an increasingly crowded field for the 4th Congressional District, which includes portions of Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties. Former lieutenant governor Anthony G. Brown and former Prince George's County State's Attorney Glenn F. Ivey have announced campaigns.
And, on Saturday, sources close to Prince George's County Del. Joseline A. Peña-Melnyk announced she will also enter the race on Tuesday.
Turner holds a law degree from Catholic University and an MBA from Golden Gate University. She retired from the Navy in 2006, having achieved the rank of commander. She was term-limited in 2014.
The 4th District seat will be left open by Edwards' decision to run for Senate in 2016 to replace retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski.