Di Cola Says She Will Appeal Friday’s Decision

Jazmin Di Cola (From her campaign website)

A judge ruled she was ineligible to run in the Council District Three Democratic Primary.

Frederick, Md. (KM) – A Democratic candidate for Frederick County Council District Three says she will appeal. Jazmin Di Cola made that announcement this past weekend on her Facebook page. “Please do not feel discouraged about yesterday’s {Friday’s} ruling,” she said. “We will appeal the disqualification ruling.”

Di Cola ran against incumbent Councilwoman M.C. Keegan-Ayer in last month’s primary, defeating her by one vote. Keegan-Ayer filed suit, claiming Di Cola did not live in District Three. A judge on Friday ruled that Di Cola violated the County Charter by being a candidate for a district where she does not live, and was ineligible to run. She had five days to file an appeal.

“This ruling wasn’t against me but against a whole community that took steps to raise its voice through voting,” Di Cola continues in her post.

She said she does business in District Three, and pays taxes. She volunteers in District  Three, and provides work for business owners who live in the District. Di Cola also says in her post she mentors entrepreneurs in the District, and advocates for the people who live there. “I know the District and I am the District,” she said.

In her posting, Di Cola says she bought a home in District Three and is waiting to close on the sale.

By Kevin McManus