She served in the position in 2001-2006.
Frederick, Md (KM) A former Mayor of Frederick wants her old job back. Jennifer Dougherty has filed to run in the Democratic Primary for Mayor. She served in the city’s top job from 2002–2006.
“I am running for mayor because of my love of Frederick and my belief that I can lead us to our best future,” Dougherty said in a statement. “Every day that passes, opportunities are missed. Whether we examine the hiring process for Chief of Police or basic communication from the Mayor’s office, residents and business owners expect leadership, and that’s what I bring.”
During her time as Mayor, Dougherty said she is credited with completing Phase I of the Carroll Creek Park, creating the Neighborhood Advisory Councils, hiring long time Police Chief Kim Dine, and creating the Department of Economic Development. She also cited accreditation awarded to the Police Department, and wining $15.8-million federal HOPE VI award to re-shape affordable housing in Frederick, and opening the Talley Recreation Center.
Her campaign theme is “Results, Reform, Innovation and Investment;” and she says she will rely in her experience as Mayor.
“People in Frederick demand high quality services. I understand that everything must be focused on making sure we live in safe and healthy community with as strong economic forecast,” she continues in her statement. “That takes work. it does not happen by accident, and I will rely on the NAC’s, non-profit partners, and other government agencies to make sure we address housing affordability, child care needs, infrastructure from flood control to
the Westside Regional Park.”
In addition to being Mayor, Dougherty is also a business person, mostly a restauranteur. One of her eateries was known as Jennifer’s on West Patrick Street.
Primary Election Day is September 14th. General Election day is November 2nd.
By Kevin McManus