Frederick City General Election

Voters sign in at the Trinity School Voting Center for the Frederick city general election on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021.

Former Frederick mayor Jennifer Dougherty tallied more than 1,100 votes in her write-in campaign to reclaim the office in November's election.

Dougherty, a Democrat, received 1,133 write-in votes in her challenge to incumbent Democrat Michael O'Connor, who was re-elected with 7,160 votes.

A write-in campaign organized by supporters of former alderman and county commissioner Blaine Young received 409 write-ins.

Former alderman Roger Wilson, who finished behind O'Connor and Dougherty in September's Democratic primary, received 67 write-ins, and John Funderburk, who finished fourth in the primary, got 6 votes.

Among votes for aldermen, Democratic primary candidate Chris Sparks got 41 write-ins, Wilson received 22, Democratic primary participant Robert Van Rens got 20, Young received 12 and Joe Parsley 10, among candidates receiving double-digit votes.

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(8) comments


Maybe Blaine will finally figure out that he is widely rejected by voters in the city and county. He really did so much damage. He needs to go away like he promised.


My first thought reading the headline was "Well, of course. Her last name starts with a D and not a W or Y".


Blaine found 409 oddballs to vote for him! Congratulations, Blaine! Lol


Well that should earn someone a pint of Guiness.




😣 Because you can’t order one unless you spell it right


Now is time for all candidates to go around Frederick and remove/pickup their illegally posted VOTE signs from medians, parking lots, etc.


Maybe this time around Blaine will got the message that the last thing all but 409 sad souls want is him holding any political office.

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