Sen. Edward R. Reilly, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, announced Tuesday that he will seek re-election in his Anne Arundel County district.

Reilly, 63, is a former Anne Arundel County councilman who was appointed to the 33rd District Senate seat in 2009 and elected in 2010. He is a consistent conservative whose pro-life views led him to cast one of two Republican votes in favor of repeal of the death penalty.

A Crofton resident, Reilly also holds a jobs as a Nationwide Insurance representative. For the past two years, he has served as minority whip.