Frederick 2017: The latest on the city election
Newly elected Frederick Mayor Michael O’Connor paused Thursday before the new Board of Aldermen cast its first official vote, as it was the first time in eight years the former alderman was not included in the call for “all those in favor.”
After four years in office, aldermen Josh Bokee and Phil Dacey will drop their political titles when the city’s 62nd administration takes office.
Ten days after Frederick Mayor Randy McClement started his first term, 23 inches of snow blanketed the region, forcing him to jump into crisis mode to clear the roads and restore city services.
The officials who represent Frederick in the state Legislature recognized Mayor Randy McClement’s two-term tenure this past week at his final annual meeting between the city and state bodies.
The Swedish high-wheel bicycle racer who swept the competition at this year’s National Clustered Spires High Wheel Race in Frederick will display his trophy at the world’s only high-wheel shop slated to open Friday in Tomelilla, Sweden.
Barring some sort of unlikely and unorthodox change as the Board of Aldermen set to take office next term, Thursday was the last time a Republican will be voting on city issues for the next four years.
From Jesus to Hitler to Roger Brooke Taney, some of the names that appeared on the write-in ballots for Frederick Board of Aldermen on Tuesday were interesting, to say the least.
Not only did Democrats sweep Frederick’s general election for the first time in at least 40 years — and possibly ever — Tuesday’s results also mark the first time two black candidates were simultaneously elected to the Board of Aldermen.
With a low voter turnout, a record number of write-in votes and more than 260 absentee ballots, election officials canvassed the results Thursday of Frederick’s general election.
Democrats will hold all five seats on Frederick’s next Board of Aldermen after Tuesday’s election ended with a resounding sweep.
Democratic Alderman Michael O’Connor was mingling with guests Tuesday night at La Paz restaurant after learning he had won the mayoral race in Frederick’s general election when a supporter alerted him that Republican Mayor Randy McClement was in the building.
As of 4 p.m., a little more than 4,400 voters had cast ballots in Frederick’s general election Tuesday.
Registered Frederick city voters who have not yet cast ballots in the general election have 13 hours Tuesday to head to the polls and help decide who will sit on the City Hall dais for the next four years.
With unfunded liabilities plaguing state and local governments across the country, the subject of funding Frederick city employees’ retirement costs is a topic that has come up this election season.
On Tuesday, Frederick city voters will head to the polls and elect the mayor and Board of Aldermen, and Frederick County’s election director has made an “optimistic” turnout prediction.
Just days before voters in the city of Frederick head to the polls for Election Day, the Frederick County Ethics Commission released an advisory opinion stating that aldermanic candidate Roger Wilson, a county employee, should recuse himself from county government matters if elected to the board.
With less than a week before Election Day, candidates running for Frederick mayor and Board of Aldermen are in the homestretch, and according to the third and final campaign finance reports released Tuesday, the gap between Democrats and Republicans is starting to close.
A candidate for the Frederick Board of Aldermen prompted a special meeting of the city’s election board Tuesday after he unknowingly broke an election law by signing his daughter’s name on an absentee ballot application.
A place for swimming and aquatics at the future Westside Regional Park is at the top of the wish lists of many of the candidates running for Frederick mayor and Board of Aldermen.
On the first day of early voting for the city of Frederick’s primary election, Frederick County Election Director Stuart Harvey said 15 to 20 people stood outside the doors of the Frederick Senior Center waiting for the doors to open.
Early voting for the city of Frederick’s general election is nearly here, and election officials are ready to accommodate what is hoped to be a much better turnout than the primary.
Earlier this week, Frederick County government employee Roger Wilson presented County Executive Jan Gardner’s legislative priorities for the 2018 session to members of the County Council.
From elections to development to crime, the candidates for Frederick mayor and Board of Aldermen spoke Monday on a variety of topics important to city voters.
The candidates running for Frederick mayor and aldermen would be hard-pressed to consider themselves serious contenders without having an opinion on the city’s proposed downtown hotel and conference center.
Nonprofit and outside agencies hoping for city tax dollars in the upcoming budget year will have to do a little more than just politely ask following the Board of Aldermen’s approval Thursday of a formal grant application policy.
As Roger Wilson continues his day job working for Frederick County, he hopes to add member of the Frederick Board of Aldermen to his résumé in November.
From helping to draft better legislation to fixing neighborhood issues, Democratic Alderwoman Kelly Russell said she has plenty left to do as an elected city official.
Proud father, business owner and young progressive are three characteristics that Ben MacShane, a Democratic candidate for the Frederick Board of Aldermen, says he is proud to possess.
Hillcrest-area resident David Newman wants to know what the elected officials who will potentially run the city of Frederick after the November election have to say about the Golden Mile and its potential.