He says he want to prevent the area from becoming ‘Montgomery County North.’
Frederick, Md (KM) The number of candidates for next year’s Frederick County Executive race has increased. State Senator Michael Hough (R) has announced he’s running for the post..
In a campaign video posted on Facebook, Hough says he wants to prevent Frederick County from becoming “Montgomery County North” with traffic more traffic congestion, overcrowded schools and high crime. “Like so many of you, my wife and I have spent hours stuck in traffic. We’ve had to send our kids to overcrowded schools. I will work hard to reduce traffic and alleviate the overcrowding of our schools,” he says.
He also promised some tax relief. “Also, it is past time that we gave taxpayers of Frederick County a break,” says Hough. “You’ve been forced year after year to pay higher property taxes.”
Another promise: “I’ll support all our law enforcement. And I’ll support Sheriff Chuck Jenkins’ 287g program,” says Hough.
Hough has served as State Senator from the 4th District since 2015. During this past General Assembly Session, he was chosen as Minority Whip.
Hough is the first Republican to announce for County Executive. The other candidates are Democrats Kai Hagen, Jessica Fitzwater and Daryl Boffman. So far, only Hagen and Boffman have officially filed to run for County Executi9ve.
Incumbent County Executive Jan Gardner is serving her second term, and cannot seek a third consecutive term under the county’s charter. .
Next year’s primary election is scheduled for June 28th, 2022. The general election is November 8th, 2022.
By Kevin McManus