Several former county office holders managed comeback victories but most failed in their efforts to reclaim a county seat.
In Carroll County, Robin Frazier did become the new County Commissioner for District 1. She defeated her opponent, Tina Mawhinney by capturing 64% of the vote. Ms. Frazier formerly served as a County Commissioner from 1998-2002. From 2002-2006 she worked in the Governor’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. August 7 Carroll Eagle profile on Robin Frazier
In Charles County, Candice Quinn Kelly successfully ran for Charles County Commissioner President, capturing 64% of the vote. She served as a Charles County Commissioner from 2005-2006. Her opponent, Jack Cheseldine, took 36% of the vote. Candice Quinn Kelly Biography
In Somerset County, Charles Fisher claimed the County Commissioner seat for District 3 by beating his opponent Robert Murphey 60% to 40%. The Commissioner seat was open because incumbent Michael McCready chose to run for the District 38A House of Delegates seat but lost to his opponent Charles Otto. Mr. Fisher formerly served as a County Commissioner from 1994-2006.
Other candidates who sought to return to elected office in their counties did not fare as well. The following candidates lost their respective races:
- Dan Klosterman, Anne Arundel County Council District 2 (former County Council Member 1998-2002)
- Marty Gangemi, Caroline County Commissioner (appointed in 2002 to County Board of Commissioners, elected 2002-2006)
- Glenn Bramble, Dorchester County Council District 1 (former County Council Member 2002-2006)
- Dennis Schrader, Howard County Council District 3 (former County Council Member 1994-1998)
- Hilary Spence, Talbot County Council (former County Council Member 1998-2006)
- Edward Taylor, Wicomico County Council At Large (former County Council Member 1994-2006)
Thomas McKay is locked in a near even race for Saint Mary’s County Commissioner President with his opponent, Jack Russell. It appears that absentee ballots will decide the winner. Mr. McKay was a former County Commissioner from 2002-2006.
Note: All vote totals and percentages are from the Maryland State Board of Elections (data last updated 2010/11/03 1:37 AM).