Jan Gardner (Democratic)
I have demonstrated my ability to work across party lines as a three-term County Commissioner and as the President of the Maryland Association of Counties. The issues facing local government are generally not partisan. Productive relationships are based on finding common ground and building consensus. Listening and compromising is essential. Developing a strategic plan with the council will help define shared goals and a path to achieving them. As County Executive, I will develop a governing consensus with the council based on system of frequent communication, collaboration, and mutual trust. I will ensure open and transparent public process.
Blaine R. Young (Republican)
Over the course of my time in office I have had good working relationships with Democrats and Republicans. For example, even though Delegate Galen Clagett and I disagreed on issues we always had a good working relationship that benefited the County. However, I will stand up against individuals – Republican or Democrat who imposes or promote polices that harm Frederick County. I also have a great working relationship with my father Senator Ron Young.
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