After announcing his intention in March to seek re-election to a third term, Frederick Mayor Randy McClement has officially thrown his hat in the ring.
McClement is the only Republican thus far to file for mayor and, unless another one files before the July 3 deadline, the race will not have a Republican primary.
McClement said in March that he planned to wait until the fiscal 2018 budget was finished and passed before filing and concentrating on his campaign. He was first elected in 2009 and again in 2013. If he wins in November, he will begin his third consecutive term as mayor.
The mayor and all five aldermen are up for election in 2017. The primary is set for Sept. 12, and the general election is Nov. 7.
Two candidates have filed for mayor on the Democratic ticket: Alderman Michael O’Connor and former Mayor Jennifer Dougherty.
A total of 10 candidates have filed for aldermen, all but one of whom are Democrats.
— Mallory Panuska