Early Election Results Show Mayor O’Connor Leading

Nash leads in the Democratic Aldermanic races.

Frederick, Md (KM)   The early results from the Frederick City Democratic Primary elections show Incumbent   Mayor Michael O’Connor out in the  lead with 43.16% of the vote, with challenger Alderman Roger Wilson with 26.32% of the vote.  They are followed by former Mayor Jennifer Dougherty with 25.26% of the vote, and John Funderburk last with 5.2% of the vote.

In the Democratic Aldermanic races, newcomer Katie Nash is in the lead with 19.36%  of the vote, followed by incumbents Derek Shackelford, Kelly Russell, Ben MacShane and Donna Kuzemchak.

On the Republican side, Mayoral candidate Steve Garrahy is on top with 66.67% of the vote, followed by Steven Hammrick with 33.33%.

There are only two GOP Aldermanic candidates, so Robert Fischer and Michelle Shay move on to the general election which is November 2nd, 2021.

Election officials say these results are from in-person early voting.  Mail and drop box ballots will be counted beginning on Thursday, September 16th.

By Kevin McManus