Three southern Frederick County residents are among the 19 candidates — 12 Republicans and seven Democrats — running for a seat on The Frederick Board of County Commissioners (BOCC).
Those elected in November will be afforded four-year terms on the BOCC.
Current commissioner Blaine Young of Monrovia, Urbana’s Roy Taylor and Bob White, who makes his home on Reels Mill Road, all want to be among the county’s next commissioners during this turbulent period for both state and local governments.
Tough economic and environmental choices — such as PATH and WTE — are on the horizon for those commissioners voted to serve.
BOCC President Jan Gardner has announced that she will not run for another term, as did Commissioner John L. Thompson, who says he is running for a District 4A seat in The Maryland House of Delegates.
Incumbent commissioners Young, Kai Hagen and David Gray will attempt to win back their seats when five members are elected on November 2.