Frederick City Mayoral candidate Karen Young says she's ready for the General Election Tuesday. "I just hope people really vote," said Young. "Regardless of how they vote, come vote. What happens locally, most directly affects your everyday life. Your sewer, your water, the safety of your community, your infrastructure. Those are the things that you see when you walk out your door, so have a say," continued Young.
The Democratic candidate received many endorsements. "I received endorsements from the Governor, Lt. Governor, Senators Cardin and Mikulski, Congressman John Delaney, a few former president pro-tems of the Board of Aldermen, former Frederick County Commissioners' President Jan Gardner. I'm very proud of these endorsements," continued Young.
Former Frederick City Mayor, Jennifer Dougherty, who is running as an unaffiliated Mayoral candidate in Tuesday's General Election, says she is pleased with the endorsements that she has received. "Alderwoman Marsha Hall endorsed me and I was very gratified behind that because she was
Galen Clagett's campaign chairman. She knows me and we've worked together. I also received and endorsement from Rev. Derek Shackleford, a former city director and candidate for Alderman. And I also like to say the 1,400 + people who signed my petition, because you don't run alone in any since of the word. I don't have a political party behind me but I have the strength of those 14 hundred people who signed my petition," said Dougherty.
Frederick Alderman candidate Donna Kuzemcheck received a few endorsements, as well. "We received a couple of ticket endorsements, Governor O'Malley and Congressman John Delaney. I am proud of my endorsements from Marsha Hall, past president pro-tem of the Frederick Board of Aldermen, and past president of the Frederick County Commissioners, Jan Gardner. But,I am just as proud of my endorsements from some former PTA leaders, Cindy Small, and Annette Ferguson. Ms. Betty Bowie, who is just an icon in the community has massively come out to endorse me and I'm very proud of that, also," said Kuzemcheck.
About 15 percent of registered voters cast a ballot in the Primary.
Frederick’s next mayor and its five aldermen will be chosen by voters Tuesday in the city’s General Election.
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