alderwoman Shelley Aloi, who kept voters wondering what office she would be
running for, made her run for mayor official on the last day candidates could
file to run for office in The City of Frederick election.
Hirsch, a Democrat, also filed for mayor.With, the additions of Aloi and Hirsch, there are now four women and
three men running for mayor.
possibility now exists three women could face each other in the General
Election in November, which would be a first for the city.
has been critical of Mayor Randy McClement during her term as alderwoman,
continued her derisive comments of the mayor telling me, in an interview, “The
City of Frederick cannot take four more years of the mayor”.
McClement had not made the tough decisions in regard to the underfunded city
employee pension and other post employee benefit (OPEB) programs.
are the city pension plan is underfunded by $78 million and OPEB is underfunded
by $104 million.
A total of
seven candidates filed for mayor and 15 for alderman.The City of Frederick website has a list of
the primary election candidates here.
incumbent aldermen filed for reelection.They are Democrats Michael O’Connor and Kelly Russell.
Incumbent alderwoman Carol Crimm (D) did not file for reelection and is heavily rumored to be running for state delegate. Delegate Galen Clagett (D-district 3-a) is running for mayor and has already announced he is not running for reelection for delegate.
Incumbent alderwoman Karen Young (D) joins Shelley Aloi (R) in challenging McClement for mayor.
will elect a mayor and a five member board of aldermen.The primary election is September 10 and the
general election is November 5.