Frederick County Council Member Seeking State Senate Seat Does Not Advance

Commercial realtor with a background in county government sought to represent District 3 in the Maryland State Senate, but lost in the Republican Primary.

Frederick County Council Member Billy Shreve ran for a seat in the General Assembly, but lost a Republican nomination in yesterday’s primary election. Shreve’s competition for the nomination was a local small business owner supported by Maryland’s Governor.

From Shreve’s campaign website:

Frederick County Council Member Billy Shreve. Photo courtesy of Frederick County Government.

Billy Shreve is a Commercial Realtor and Consultant and is currently serving his first term as a County Councilman At Large after having served a term as a County Commissioner. He is a product of Frederick County Public Schools, Frederick Community College, and Hood College. His political career began while he was attending high school when he campaigned for his best friend’s father, George Littrell. George was elected and served in the Maryland House of Delegates.


The winner of the primary, Craig Giangrande had the support of Governor Hogan.

As described on Giangrande’s campaign website,

Republican Nominee for Senate District 3, Craig Giangrande, photographed with his wife and Governor Hogan. Photo courtesy of

Craig Giangrande has served the general public for his entire adult life: as a worker, a police officer and a local business owner. Since 1991, Craig and his wife Linda have been residents of Legislative District 3 in Frederick County.  Craig and Linda believe Frederick County has been an exceptional community in which to work, grow a business and raise their two children.