Everyone knows by now that Tuesday’s midterm election was a big one.
Besides the Republican governor’s re-election, it looks as though Maryland was peppered with a lot of blue in many of its local elections, with the city of Frederick no exception.
With some races still too close to call — notably the at-large Fredrick County Council race — the results right now show that nearly every elected official representing the city will be a Democrat, at least until the end of the current mayor and Board of Aldermen members’ tenures.
Last year, city voters elected all Democrats in the municipal election, and now it looks as though most county, state and federal officials in the city will be Democrats as well.
In the House of Delegates, incumbent Democratic delegates Karen Lewis Young and Carol Krimm easily secured enough votes to return to their posts representing District 3A, which covers the entire city. Their Republican challengers, Mike Bowersox and James Dvorak, came up quite a few votes short of edging them out, according to the unofficial results set for canvass next week.
In the County Council, Democratic councilwomen Jessica Fitzwater and M.C. Keegan-Ayer were re-elected to their seats representing the city. Fitzwater represents District 4, which covers the east side of the city, and Keegan-Ayer represents District 3, covering the majority of downtown and the remainder of the city limits.
Sen. Ron Young, also a Democrat, beat out Republican challenger Craig Giangrande to secure a third consecutive term representing District 3, which covers the city.
Democrat David Trone was also elected to the 6th Congressional District, which at this time still includes the city of Frederick.
The County Council at-large race is the only one that may ultimately place a Republican to represent the city. Two at-large candidates represent the entire county and according to the results as of now, Democrat Kai Hagen and Republican Phil Dacey are set to take the spots. The vote totals are close, but if the final results are determined during the canvass, Dacey will be the only Republican representing the city in any capacity. Such a position would be relatively familiar to him, as he just served a term on the Board of Aldermen surrounded by a majority of Democrats.
The canvass is set for Wednesday and Friday next week.
2018 candlelight houses set
Celebrate Frederick’s annual Candlelight House Tour is set for Dec. 1 and 2, and eight local homes are on the list.
According to a news release issued last week, tickets are now available for the tour, which features eight homes that have been decorated for the holidays with the help of local design professionals. The decorations, according to the release, reflect the homes’ creativity and the diversity of their architectures.
The homes on this year’s tour include the home of Kate Costlow and John D’Amore at 216 Lindbergh Ave., the home of Charlotte and Bryan Chaney at 407 W. Second St., the home of Kathy and Neil Fay at 302 N. College Parkway, the Barbara Fritchie House at 154 W. Patrick St., the home of Kim and Fred Genau at 103 Upper College Terrace, the home of Kim and Tom Lilly at 200 E. Third St., the home of Connie Martin at 117 E. Third St., and the home of Jenny and Dave McGinnis at 300 Dill Ave.
The tours are set from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1 and noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 2 and will take place rain or shine. Tickets are available exclusively online at www.CelebrateFrederick.com. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the weekend of the tour.