Two County Council Races Remain Too Close To Call

Provisional ballot counting took place on Wednesday.



Frederick, Md (KM) Two races from last week’s general election still remain too close to call. During provisional ballot counting on Wednesday, the Frederick County Elections Office says incumbent Democrat Jerry Donald still maintains a slim lead over Republican Kevin Grubb in the District One Council race. At at the end of the count, Donald had 11,468 votes, which is 50.46%. Grubb had 11,237, or  49.44% of the vote.

In the at-large race on the County Council, Democrat Kai Hagen is still on top with 46,142 or 24.02% of the vote. Republican Phil Dacey remains at  number two with 44,660 or 23.24% of the vote. But fellow Republican, Danny Farrar, is closely following with 44,330 or 23.07% of the vote. .

Democrat Ken Kerr is out in front in the District 3-B House of Delegates race with 849 votes over Incumbent Republican Bill Folden. The County Elections Office says Kerr has 9,922 or 52.20% of the votes, followed by Folden with 9,073 or 47>73% of the vote.

The Elections Office says more than 1600 provisional ballots were counted on Wednesday. A final  absentee ballot count is scheduled for Friday, November 16th. .


By Kevin McManus