Election Results for the City of Frederick 2013 Primary for Mayor and Board of Alderman

The field of candidates is now set for the 2013 general election in Frederick for mayor and all five members of the Board of Aldermen.

Below are the unofficial results of the September 10th primary. The final and official results will include more than 200 absentee ballots that have not been counted yet.

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In the Republican Party primary to select the party nominee for mayor, incumbent mayor Randy McClement defeated Alderman Shelly Aloi and former mayor William (“Jeff”) Holtzinger, taking a bit less than 50% of the votes cast by Republicans in the three person contest.

In the Democratic Party primary to select the party nominee for mayor, Alderman Karen Lewis Young defeated State Delegate Galen Clagett and Carol Hirsch, taking slightly more than 50% of the votes cast by Democrats.

In the Democratic Party primary to select the five nominees for the general election for the Board of Alderman, incumbents Alderman Kelly Russell and Alderman Michael O’Connor finished in first and second place. Josh Bokee, former alderman Donna Kuzemchak and John Daniels finished in third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

Derek Shackelford, Jack Lynch and Kevin E. Greene failed to advance.

In the Republican Party primary to select the five nominees for the general election for the Board of Alderman, Philip Dacey, Katie Nash, former alderman Alan Imhoff, Dave Schmidt and Daniel D. Cowell advanced to the general election.

Hayden B. Duke and Jill King failed to advance.

The General Election will be held in eight weeks, on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, when Mayor Randy McClement will be challenged by Alderwoman Karen Young and former mayor Jennifer Dougherty.

Jennifer Dougherty changed her party registration from Democrat to unaffiliated before entering the race for mayor, and did not have to face a primary contest. In order to run as an unaffiliated candidate, Dougherty had to garner signatures from at least 3 percent of registered voters in the city. In April she she submitted more than 1,500 signatures (92% were verified and accepted, making her eligible to be on the ballot).

In the general election on November 5th, all registered voters in the City of Frederick will be able to cast one vote for mayor and five votes (or fewer) for alderman.

The vote totals posted above are presented in an image file. For those who might want to copy and paste them elsewhere, here they are as text, with the winners in bold:

Mayor (Republican primary)

Randy McClement 808
Shelley Aloi 534
Jeff Holtzinger 317

Mayor (Democratic primary)

Karen Young 1168
Galen Clagett 925
Carol Hirsch 237

Jennifer Dougherty is also running for mayor. As an unaffiliated candidate, she was not on the primary ballot.

Board of Aldermen (Republican primary)

Philip Dacey 1295
Katie Nash 1055
Alan Imhof 932
Dave Schmidt 914
Daniel Cowell 833
Hayden Duke 730
Jill King 500

Board of Aldermen (Democratic primary)

Kelly Russell 1646
Michael O’Connor 1575
Josh Bokee 1431
Donna Kuzemchak 1359
John Daniels 1278
Derek Shackelford 1181
Jack Lynch 527
Kevin E. Greene 319

As of January of this year, there were 27,485 registered Democrats and Republicans in the City of Frederick.

Yesterday, the percentage of those voters who participated in the primary election was 14.85%. In the 2009 primary, that total was 17.98%.

Click here to see the official results from the City of Frederick primary election held on September 15, 2009.

Click here to see the official results from the City of Frederick general election held on November 3, 2009.

Envision Frederick County will soon have a page specifically for providing information about the 2013 general election and candidates. In the meantime, however, you can go here to find a list of all the primary candidates, with their contact information, websites, Facebook pages and Twitter accounts (for those who have them), along with a variety of additional sites with substantial information about the candidates and the election.