Fitzwater and Hough to Square Off for Frederick County Executive

With current County Executive and MACo member Jan Gardner term-limited, Frederick County is set for a General Election showdown for the top elected position in the County.

seal of Frederick County MarylandJessica Fitzwater has secured the Democratic nomination for Frederick County Executive, with a decisive win of 56.73 percent of the vote. Fitzwater has served on the Frederick County Council for District 4 since 2015. The Frederick News-Post noted:

Frederick County Councilwoman Jessica Fitzwater pulled out to a commanding lead ahead of Councilman Kai Hagen and Daryl Boffman for the Democratic nomination for Frederick County executive, based on unofficial results released early Wednesday.

Michael Joseph Hough has secured the Republican nomination for Frederick County Executive, as he ran unopposed. Hough has served in the Maryland State Senate since 2015.

Frederick County results are available from the State Board of Elections website.

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Please note that vote counts are incomplete. Election officials still have to count mail-in and provisional ballots. For context, more than 500,000 Marylanders requested a mail-in ballot for this year’s primary, and those remaining votes are likely to be material to many contested races. However, local boards of elections cannot begin to canvass mail-in votes until Thursday, July 21.  For editorial purposes, MACo coverage will describe any races where the top runner-up remains within 10 percent of the apparent winner(s) as “pending” and those results as “apparent.”

MACo’s election coverage and analysis relies on unofficial results published by the State Board of Elections. Official results will follow after a full accounting of pending votes. Given delays in processing an unprecedented number of mail-in ballots, MACo advises readers that any close unofficial results are subject to realignment in the days ahead.

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