Editorial Elections Glade Valley 

Question D: Binding Arbitration Not Good for Frederick County

This year county voters will face Question “D” on the ballot, a proposed charter amendment that “will require the County Council to provide by ordinance for binding arbitration by a neutral arbitrator whose decision MUST be funded by the county budget”. Most voters don’t fully understand the impact of this charter amendment and will simply vote yes, because of the misleading way this question has been packaged and sold to the public by the career firefighters union. This has been falsely marketed in a way that makes the public believe…

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Editorial Elections Glade Valley 

Shannon Bohrer is the Democratic Candidate for County Council 5th District, Frederick County

My primary focus is on managing responsible growth.  Growth is inevitable.  While we all like Frederick County the way it is, it will continue to grow and growth – affects everything.  The “Livable Frederick Plan” is an outline and starting point for how the county should view and manage the future.  The Livable Frederick Plan is a continuation/update from the 2012 comprehensive plan) This plan is different than previous plans in that it included input from over 2000 citizen questionnaires. Growth affects our public safety requirements.  Police, fire and ambulance…

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Shannon Bohrer is the Democratic Candidate for County Council District 5

My goal is to be open, honest and effect positive change in the Frederick County Government.  I am running with the intent to serve the citizens by being a responsible representative.  The government belongs to the citizens and I am running to be your representative. My primary focus is on managing responsible growth.  Growth is inevitable.  While we all like Frederick County the way it is, it will continue to grow and growth – affects everything.  The “Livable Frederick Plan” is an outline and starting point for how the county…

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Editorial Elections Glade Valley 

Brad Young on His Re-Election Bid for the Board of Education

I am running for re-election to the Board of Education for Frederick County. I am currently serving as President of the Board and have been President the past 4 years.  I have a deep passion for education and also a life-time experience working in the financial field. Managing an over $600 million dollar operating budget and dealing with current capital projects of over $100 million takes someone that has the financial experience to make the right decisions on how the Board’s budget is being spent. We have to make sure…

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