Former Frederick mayor Jeff Holtzinger has filed to run for the city's top spot again.
Holtzinger (R) filed Wednesday to run for mayor in the city's Nov. 5 general election.
He served as Frederick's mayor from 2005 to 2009.
When he left office in 2009, Holtzinger said he did not expect to run again.
“When I ran, I was very specific about the objectives I had,” he said. “Once I got them accomplished, I decided not to run again.”
Those goals included the extension of Monocacy Boulevard and negotiating a deal with the county to provide water to the city, he said.
When he realized that those in office after him were not taking opportunities he saw to grow the local economy, he decided to run again, he said.
Despite the sluggish economy, he said, elected officials could be more proactive about preparing for future development.
“What I have seen is a whole lot of talk and not a whole lot of action,” he said. "As corny as it sounds, it just seems like the same ol', same ol' with government."
Mayor Randy McClement (R), former mayor Jennifer Dougherty (non-affiliated), State Del. Galen R. Clagett (D-Dist. 3A), and Alderwoman Karen Lewis Young (D) are also running for mayor.
Candidates must file for the primary election by July 2.
The primary election will be held Sept. 10.
The city's mayor and five aldermen serve four-year terms.