M.C. Keegan-Ayer, Jazmin Di Cola

M.C. Keegan-Ayer, left, and Jazmin Di Cola

M.C. Keegan-Ayer, Jazmin Di Cola

Frederick County Council President M.C. Keegan-Ayer requested a recount Thursday in her primary election race, which an official count from the Frederick County Board of Elections showed she lost by three votes.

Keegan-Ayer has requested that election officials recount by hand each of the 4,600 ballots cast in the race for the Democratic nomination for the District 3 council seat. District 3 encompasses the west side of Frederick.

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The district 3 race is about to enter overdrive. According to online court records, Keegan-Ayer filed a civil action on Thursday against Di Cola and the Board of Elections.

Case Number: C-10-CV-22-000451

Title: M C Keegan Ayer, et al. vs. Jazmin Di Cola, et al.

Case Type: Election Law

Filing Date: 08/04/2022

Case Status: Open

According to online property records, Di Cola’s previous residence went to settlement on 05/19/2022 when it was turned over to the new owner.

Court records indicate summonses were issued yesterday pending service. The address for Ms. Di Cola is in the area of New Design Road and English Muffin Way which is in council district 1.



Where is the gordie and his team on this story? Oh, I know, the same place they’re at with moderating the community comments.

Thanks for bringing this to my attention


The machine count is most accurate as it does not make simple mistakes that humans do. I will be surprised if there are enough changes, if any, to change the outcome. This is going to cost the County a lot.


She won unless someone finds more cast ballots, or did she find more ballots to put her over the top?


Jazmin Di Cola Don't be so cocky, But I bet in recount M.C. will win


Win/lose, for either candidate, how close it was sends a message to keep in mind.


Shelly Aloi will represent all the citizens in the district.


"it’s evident that the district wants new leadership,” she wrote."

You mean because of this Landslide in your favor? Oh, come on, get real and realize you have to work for the 50% that voted the other way and don't be too superior.


Yah, MC earned the top spot on the Council and deserves more respect.


"it’s evident that the district wants new leadership,” she wrote."

That comment alone, just got her the loss in the recount.

Having being involved in competitive sports, one thing I know is you never gloat. It will backfire on you.


The count will be the count. The lesson is, beware the word “however.”


[thumbup]DW, Yah, the count is the count. Both are good candidates, and I will probably vote for whichever wins the primary, though Shelly is also a good candidate.




It takes experience and practice to know where to stop a comment, when to say, “no comment.”


There should be automatic recounts when elections are this close. Di Cola should be more respectful to the half of the voters who didn't vote for her. Her snarky comments reflect poorly on her.


shes a rookie, she'll learn.




doubtful. She is grossly unqualified for ANY office. Doesn't have a position on any issue, no policy proposals, etc. If she maintains her 3 vote margin after the recount, Shelly Aloi will eat her alive.


What are you calling snarky? Looked good to me.


This is what happens when you support giving 2mil dollars to the city to buy land for a private business entity, the plamandoon brothers.

That two million $$$ is money that could and should be used to outfit county public schools with metal detectors.

Politicians can be so short sighted in terms of realizing that what they do people are seeing.


That’s a stupid solution to a problem that FCPS doesn’t have.




I’m Independent so could not vote for either. A rep for diCola came to my door to introduce us to whom she might be, which I assume applied to many doors. We are a multicultural neighborhood. I’ve heard it said, nobody votes here. Hmmmm Who are you calling, “nobody”?


The election is over......


That’s not what Trump sez.

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