Councilman Donald is slightly ahead in the District One race.
Brad Young Phil Dacey
Frederick, Md (KM) Some leads have changed in the Frederick County Council race. Following the count of ballots on Saturday, Democrat Brad Young is on top in the at-large race.
He spoke with WFMD News on Tuesday night as to why he believes citizens decided to vote for him. “A lot of people who know me know that I’m a fair person. I’m a hard working person. I’m a person that really cares about the community. I know I got a lot of Republican cross over votes,”: he says.
So far in the count, Young has 45,630 votes. Incumbent Republican Councilman Phil Dacey has received 43,726 votes. Number three is Tony Chmelik, with 43,376 votes. Chmelik is a former GOP Councilman. Rounding out fourth place is Democrat Renee Knapp with 41,985 votes.
If he’s elected, Young says he will continue to support public education as a Councilman. “Certainly, looking at some of the growth issues where we’re not keeping up the facilities needed to support that. And certainly the quality of life issues in Frederick County and public safety,” he says.
Democratic Councilman Jerry Donald has a slight lead in the District One race with 10,795 votes to Republican Challenger John Distel with 10,791.
Republican State Senator Michael Hough continues to lead in the County Executive Race with 48,848 votes. Democratic Councilwoman Jessica Fitzwater has 44,606 votes.
In the contest for four Board of Education seats, Nancy Allen, a member of the Education Not Indoctrination slate, is in the lead with 39,971 votes. She’s followed incumbent Karen Yoho with 39,149 votes. Number three and four respectively are Rae Gallagher with 38,970 votes and Dean Rose with 37,934 votes.
The Frederick County Board of Elections will continues its canvassing on Monday morning at 8:30 at 340A Montevue Lane. Citizens can come and watch the proceedings.
By Kevin McManus