The 2014 primary ballot is set after many candidates file on the final day!

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Barring a signature-gathering drive by an “Unaffiliated” candidate, the ballot is set for the 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election in Frederick County, to be held on June 24, 2014. In the elections for county executive and the seven seats on the new county council, there were seven new filings on Monday, and fourteen more on Tuesday.

After a slow start, the flurry of filings in the last few days brings the total to forty-two Democrats and Republicans vying for eight elected positions in the new charter government.

As many expected, in the last hour, Commissioner Blaine Young filed to run for county executive, and Commissioner Billy Shreve filed to run for one of the two at-large seats on the seven member county council. A few other candidates closely associated with Blaine Young also filed on the last day.

Almost every race will have a contest primary. The exceptions are that former commissioner Jan Gardner will not face a primary challenger in her effort to be elected county executive, and, in District 4, both the Democrat, Jessica Fitzwater, and the Republican, Robert (Bob) Lawrence, have no challengers and can focus on the general election in November.

Below are all the candidates running for county executive and the county council, along with the information they provided when they filed to run. For those who are not certain which one of the new districts they are in, there is a map of each district with the list of candidates running to represent it.

The primary election is four months away. On June 24th, the number of candidates will be reduced from forty-two to sixteen. If it seems daunting, remember that there are four districts in which you will not vote, and, at most, registered Democrats and Republicans will be voting for one county executive candidate, two at-large council candidates, and one council candidate in their district.

For many different reasons, this is a very important election year in Frederick County. Please invest the time to become familiar with the candidates vying for your votes.

Envision Frederick County will soon have a new section on this site that will provide a great deal of information and resources to make that easier for you.


County Executive

Jan H. Gardner
Democratic

Filed: 11/08/13

Email: jan@jangardner.org
Website: www.jangardner.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jan-Gardner-for-Frederick-County/1410060002543450

Contact Information
P.O Box 4268
Frederick, MD 21705
(240) 405-8180


David Gray
Republican

Filed: 02/07/14

Email: sharongrayusa@aim.com

Contact Information
9363 Devilbiss Bridge Road
Walkersville, MD 21793
(301) 898-7304


Mark W. Sweadner
Republican

Filed: 02/24/14

Email: Smarkwinfield@aol.com

Contact Information
PO Box 176
Libertytown, MD 21762
(301) 898-9215


Blaine R. Young
Republican

Filed: 02/25/14

Contact Information

Email: blaine@blaineyoung.com
Website: http://blaineyoung.com/

Contact Information
102 W Fourteenth St
Frederick, MD 21770


County Council At-Large (two will be elected)

Steve Bruns
Democratic

Filed: 02/25/14

Email: stevebruns@aol.com
Website: http://www.stevebrunsforfrederick.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stevebrunsforfrederick.com

Contact Information
6113 Baldridge Circle
Frederick, MD 21701


Whitney M Duck
Democratic

Filed: 02/14/14

Email: whitney.duck@whitneyduckforfrederick.org
Website: http://www.whitneyduckforfrederick.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/whitneyduckforfrederick

Contact Information
P.O Box 235
Brunswick, MD 21716


Susan Reeder Jessee
Democratic

Filed: 02/24/14

Email sej58@comcast.net

Contact Information
8694 S Pacific Court
Middletown, MD 21769


Linda Marie Norris
Democratic

Filed: 02/06/14

Email: lindam.norris@comcast.net
Website: http://www.lindanorrisforcouncil.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lindanorrisforcouncil

Contact Information
9227 Baltimore National Pike
Middletown, MD 21769
(240) 315-8876


Dave Twigg
Democratic

Filed: 02/24/14

Email: ADTWIGGIV@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DaveTwiggforCountyCouncil

Contact Information
PO Box 42
Tuscarora, MD 21790


Eric Besch
Republican

Filed: 02/21/14

Email: info@ericbesch.com
Website: http://www.ericbesch.com/
Facebook: Eric Besch for Frederick
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BESCHERI

Contact Information
905 W Seventh Street # 212
Frederick, MD 21701
(240) 780-8898


Jennifer Charlton
Republican

Filed: 02/20/14

Email: jen@jencharltonforfrederickcounty.org
Facebook: Jennifer Charlton for County Council

Contact Information
11213 Angus Way
Woodsboro, MD 21798
(301) 401-7465


Wayne Samuel Creadick Jr.
Republican

Filed: 02/24/14

Email: wscjr@comcast.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CreadickForCountyCouncilAtLarge

Contact Information
48 Foxrock Drive
Myersville, MD 21773
(301) 293-3552


Dick Johnson
Republican

Filed: 02/25/14

Email: friendsofdickjohnson@gmail.com

Contact Information
PO Box 38
Buckeystown, MD 21717
(301) 674-1003


Justin M. Kiska
Republican

Filed: 02/20/14

Email: justin@justinkiska.com
Website: http://www.justinkiska.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KiskaForFrederick

Contact Information
5 Willowdale Drive Suite 1A
Frederick, MD 21702
(301) 662-6600


Bud Otis
Republican

Filed: 02/25/14

Email: rosebudotis@comcast.net
Website: http://www.budotis.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/budotis

Contact Information
P.O Box 245
Middletown, MD 21769
(240) 500-0095


Jonathon Pocius
Republican

Filed: 02/18/14

Email: jon@votejp.org
Website: http://www.votejp.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonathon.pocius
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonpocius

Contact Information
3528 Urbana Pike
Frederick, MD 21704
(240) 215-4438


Billy Shreve
Republican

Filed: 02/25/14

Email: info@believeinshreve.com
Website: http://www.believeinshreve.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/billy.shreve

Contact Information
1812 Sebastian Boulevard
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 694-3618

County Council Districts under the new charter government (click on image to open a larger version)

County Council Districts under the new charter government (click on image to open a larger version)


County Council District 1

Jerry Donald
Democratic

Filed: 01/22/14

Email: jerrydonald371@gmail.com
Website: http://www.electdonald.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JerryDonaldForFrederickCountyCouncil
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jerrydonald371

Contact Information
P O Box 235
Braddock Heights, MD 21714
(240) 405-5739


Richard A Maranto
Democratic

Filed Regular: 02/18/14

Email: rich@richmaranto.org
Website: http://www.richmaranto.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RichMarantoForFrederick
Twitter: https://twitter.com/richmaranto2014

Contact Information
8064 Geaslin Drive
Middletown, MD 21769
(301) 676-9918


Ellen L. Bartlett
Republican

Filed: 02/25/14

Email: ellenb4317@yahoo.com

Contact Information
4317 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704


Grace Pileggi Hallenbeck
Republican

Filed: 02/21/14

Email: grace4council@comcast.net

Contact Information
5716 Mill Run Place
Frederick, MD 21703
(301) 663-0453


Michael Hill
Republican

Filed: 02/25/14

Email: hillforfrederick@gmail.com

Contact Information
3624 Lander Road
Jefferson, MD 21755


Carole Jaar Sepe
Republican

Filed: 02/25/14

Emai: cjaarsepe@aol.com

Contact Information
4465 Lewis Mill Ct
Jefferson, MD 21755
(301) 473-5292

County Council District 1 (click on image to open a larger version)

County Council District 1 (click on image to open a larger version)


County Council District 2

Pamela Abramson
Democratic

Filed: 02/25/14

Email: Pabramson4d2@gmail.com

Contact Information
11895 Barley Ct
Monrovia, MD 21770


Annette Breiling
Democratic

Filed: 02/25/14

Email: annette@breiling4frederick.com
Website: http://www.breiling4frederick.com/

Contact Information
PO Box 255
Monrovia, MD 21770
(301) 788-8170


Stacey Van Veen
Democratic

Filed: 2/25/14

Email: rrkoopman@comcast.net

Contact Information
5906 Jug Bridge Hill Rd
Frederick, MD 21704


Tony Chmelik
Republican

Filed: 02/25/14

Email: cheskyinc@verizon.net

Contact Information
2941 Green Valley Road
Ijamsville, MD 21754
(301) 748-6146


Stephens Ruffner Dempsey
Republican

Filed: 02/14/14

Email: sdempsey@dempsey4u.com
Website: http://www.dempsey4u.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dempsey4u/

Contact Information
P.O. Box 412
Monrovia, MD 21770
(301) 788-4980


Fred Ugast
Republican

Filed: 02/21/14

Email: fred@ugast.com
Website: http://www.ugast.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ugast2014

Contact Information
3604 Spring Hollow Lane
Frederick, MD 21704
(240) 344-2657

County Council District 2 (click on image to open a larger version)

County Council District 2 (click on image to open a larger version)


County Council District 3

Jesse Goode
Democratic

Filed: 02/24/14

Email: jg4504@aol.com
Website: http://www.goode4fccouncil3.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/goodecouncil3

Contact Information
PO Box 3033
Frederick, MD 21705
(301) 696-9060


M C Keegan-Ayer
Democratic

Filed Regular: 02/14/14

Email: mc4district3@earthlink.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/MC-Keegan-Ayer-for-County-Council-District-3/1451216111762493

Contact Information
P.O Box 748
Braddock Heights, MD 21714
(301) 964-0635


Luis O Mantilla
Democratic

Filed: 01/23/14

Email: luisnazareno56@live.com

Contact Information
10 Livingstone Terrace
Frederick, MD 21702
(240) 626-8312


Sandra Reed
Democratic

Filed: 02/24/14

Email sreed47@msn.com

Contact Information
1417 Grouse Court
Frederick, MD 21703


Dwaine Earl Robbins
Democratic

Filed: 02/24/14

Email: dwaine.robbins@gmail.com
Website: http://www.friendsofdwaineerobbins.com/

Contact Information
PO Box 233
Frederick, MD 21705
(301) 524-0331


Christopher James Mason
Republican

Filed: 08/05/13

Email: chrismason22@aol.com

Contact Information
2506 Shelley Cir Unit 1B
Frederick, MD 21702
(301) 788-6346


Denny Shafer
Republican

Filed: 02/25/14

Email: pshafer2@verizon.net

Contact Information
6913 Greenvale Court
Frederick, MD 21702
(301) 663-5043

County Council District 3 (click on image to open a larger version)

County Council District 3 (click on image to open a larger version)


County Council District 4

Jessica Fitzwater
Democratic

Filed: 01/23/14

Email: jessica@jessicafitzwater.com
Website: http://jessicafitzwater.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JessicaFitzwaterforFrederick
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jessfitzwater

Contact Information
1505 Dockside Drive
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 639-7714


Robert (Bob) Lawrence
Republican

Filed: 01/28/14

Email: boblawrence5753@comcast.net

Contact Information
5753 Box Elder Court
Frederick, MD 21703
(301) 662-9185

County Council District 4 (click on image to open a larger version)

County Council District 4 (click on image to open a larger version)


County Council District 5

Mark Long
Democratic

Filed: 02/14/14

Email: mark@marklong.us
Website: http://www.marklong.us/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarkLongforFrederickCounty

Contact Information
P O Box 495
Thurmont, MD 21788
(301) 271-1756


Fred Wood
Democratic

Filed: 02/04/14

Email: fwoodsr@netzero.net
Website: http://fredwoodforcountycouncil.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fred.wood.5602

Contact Information
PO Box 513
Thurmont, MD 21788
(301) 639-5787


Kirby Delauter
Republican

Filed: 01/27/14

Email: kirbydelauter@wfdelauter.com
Website: http://kirbydelauter.com/

Contact Information
2 Creamery Way
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
(301) 447-5881 x208


Ralph W. Whitmore
Republican

Filed: 02/25/14

Contact Information
56 Maple Avenue
Walkersville, MD 21793
(301) 845-1148

County Council District 5 (click on image to open a larger version)

County Council District 5 (click on image to open a larger version)


More information

County council members to be elected by districts in 2014: What district are you in?
http://www.envisionfrederickcounty.org/county-council-members-elected-districts-2014-district/

Frederick County Board of Elections
http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/index.aspx?nid=1198

Maryland Board of Elections
Frederick 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election Local Candidates List
http://www.elections.state.md.us/elections/2014/primary_candidates/gen_Listings_2014_1__by_county_11.html