In a press release, Maryland Republican state delegate Patrick Hogan announced he will not be running next year for the seat in district 3-A.
Hogan said “I am grateful to the citizens of Frederick for giving me the opportunity to represent them in the legislature,” said Hogan. He continued, “I never intended to make a career out of elected service and now it is time for me to move on to the next chapter in my life.”
He added "he is particularly proud of working to secure funding for important local school construction and transportation projects as well as working on the Environmental Matters Committee trying to balance environmental protection with economic growth."
There are two state delegate seats in district 3-A and Democratic delegate Galen Clagett, who is running for mayor of The City of Frederick has already announced he would not seek another term.
The Maryland state election is next year and it is commonly known Democratic city alderman Carol Krimm, who is not seeking re-election as an alderman in the city election this year, will run for state delegate next year.
Also, in the rumor mill is Democrat Ryan Trout, who ran for state delegate in district 4-A in the 2010 election. He now lives in Frederick, which is part of district 3-A.
In the press release, Hogan concluded by saying “This announcement allows me to focus on doing my job as a legislator for the remainder of the term instead of worrying about campaigning.”
Updated 11.48 AM - I asked Republican John Ashbury; publisher of The Tentacle.com for his thoughts and he sent me an email saying "Patrick has served our community well, remaining “quiet” while he learned the art of “legislator” during his first term. He was effective and efficient in carrying out his role, even as the press of family matters grew. The Frederick community will miss his dedication and understanding of what had to be done, never rankling the opposition to his positions. We can only wish him well in whatever endeavor he pursues. And there should be some public “thank you” to this public servant."
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013