The winds of change blew like a hurricane through the Frederick County political establishment in the July 19 primary.

Both the county government and the county school system are undergoing dramatic changes. Old names will be wiped away. New names will be poised to take their place in the governing bodies of our community.

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Do I think Karen Yoho was swayed by $60 or $2000 to vote differently on the contract? Probably not. Do appearances matter? Yes? And does the Board of Education of Frederick County have a very clear Ethics policy that precludes even appearances of COI? Yes. Is getting the majority of contributions the day of or the day after you vote yes on the contract an issue -- I think so.


So you’re not convinced it’s unethical to accept more than an endorsement?


Change is coming with a lot of inexperience at the county level. We have had stable government for 8 years and that may sadly be coming to an end. The change at the BOE is far less dramatic and the people at the top of the primary all bring experience and have been involved. No 18 year olds in the mix!


Just like his professed mentors that preceded him on the council, Carter is bound to be an embarrassment. Hopefully there will be enough adults on the council to isolate him and his certain shenanigans. That means no Dacey and no Chmemlik. In fact, the only Republican I want on the council is Steve McKay. He’s the only stable and rational R in the County.


And this is why people like Kye must not do anything foolish when serving their time.

Coming up with pet projects that only himself and a few of his followers support. Yes, I understand that harm balloons can cause to wildlife, but the majority voters just don’t care and they roll their eyes. Then, we can’t be seeing the son of the bigot sheriff on a traffic stop with a black person and decide it’s our duty to observe and interfere. “Oh that’s the bigot sheriffs son on that stop with a black person, I better do something”.

There’s a certain balance with the voters that elected people need to maintain if they want another term. Hence, the reason Trump was booted out of Washington


It would be such a big deal if people like you didn’t keep bringing it up.


I agree ☝️


That’s not saying much. The standard for Republicans in FredCo is Batscheisse Crazy.


So, the FNP is ok with appearances of inappropriate behavior because they "know" that Yoho wasn't influenced by any money since Yoho knew that if she supported their positions (whether good for the public or not) she'd get their support. The FNP is off its rocker. It's as simple as that. Even rank and file federal employees are held to a higher standard than that.


[thumbup]MD I wasn’t feeling satisfied with the fnp’s reaction either.


Md, I agree. The democrats shouldn’t have spent a million dollars to promote Dan Cox over Kelly Shultz, promoting his beliefs. Cox should recuse himself. There should be a higher standard than that.

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