The City of Frederick, Maryland primary election is tomorrow September 10. Scheduled in an off year election cycle, few voters go to the polls. The 2009 primary election had under 20% voter turnout.
The primary election is important to participate as this is the process the political parties use to determine their candidates to move on to the General Election to be held November 5.
There are 3 Democratic candidates and 3 Republican candidates running for Mayor. The winner of each will advance to the general election. The general election for mayor will include unaffiliated candidate Jennifer Dougherty, who did not face a primary challenge.
There are 8 Democratic and 7 Republican candidates who are running for the city Board of Aldermen. The top five finishers, from each party will advance to the general election.
Below, for your convenience, are links, in no particular order of significance, to interviews I conducted with all of the mayoral candidates and some of the alderman candidates.
I have included a few links to some relevant articles at the end.
Please remember to vote September 10!
Democratic candidates for mayor:
Karen Young: Young Focused on Issues, Expects Highly Competitiv...
Galen Clagett: Clagett Stresses Vision and Management Experience ...
Carol Hirsch: Hirsch Focused on the Environment
Republican candidates for mayor:
Randy McClement: Mayor Proud of Keeping Taxes Level without Sacrifi...
Shelley Aloi: Aloi Wants To Get Fiscal House in Order
Jeff Holtzinger: Holtzinger Wants to Return as Mayor
Unaffiliated candidate for mayor:
Jennifer Dougherty: Dougherty: “Government is not the enemy”
Democratic candidates for alderman:
Josh Bokee: Bokee Enjoying Meeting Voters
John Daniels: Daniels Supports Aquatics Center for Frederick
Kelly Russell: Kelly Russell Loves Frederick
Michael O'Connor: O’Connor: “It’s an Honor to Serve”
Jack Lynch: Lynch Wants More Citizen Involvement in Planning P...
Donna Kuzemchak: Kuzemchak runs for reelection
Derek Shackelford: Strong Field of Democrats Emerge in Aldermen Race
City of Frederick Election for Mayor Underway
Frederick Democratic Primary Race for Mayor Heats ...
Who will be the next mayor?
Young Calls Foul on Frederick News Post Mayoral Po...
Should City Provide Funding for a Downtown Hotel?
Clagett Signs on Yellow Cabs Stirs Controversy
Will Wal-Mart Vote Impact City Election?
Clagett, Young lead in fundraising among mayoral c...
Clagett Defends $30,000 in Contributions from Aush...
Bokee Wins Straw Poll at Frederick Young Democrats...
Democratic Aldermen Contest Promises to be Close
Democratic Mayoral primary: a "pick-em” race
McClement Facing Strong Challenge in Republican Pr...
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Monday, September 9, 2013