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2 Local Election Day Endorsements

On two key issues next Tuesday, the time has come to say NO to the STATUS QUO in Frederick County, Maryland!


In the midst of a very contentious Presidential campaign, some Frederick County, Maryland voters may be overlooking two significant subjects on the November 6th ballot.


This is an important taxpayer issue since nearly 60% of property tax revenue is being entrusted to Frederick County Public Schools each year. Five candidates are seeking three openings on the seven member board.

While voters are asked to cast a ballot for three of the ­five, I can only endorse Colleen Cusimano and Anthony Chmelik. Both of these candidates will bring strong ­fiscal experience and fresh perspective to improving education for all our students. The other candidates are more representative of the current Status Quo majority.

I feel so strongly that I recommend supporters ONLY VOTE for  CHMELIK and CUSIMANO …  and leave the third choice blank.


Question A on the ballot will ask voters this simple question: “Do you approve of the adoption of the Charter for Frederick County proposed by the Frederick County Charter Board?”

As one who served as a member of the Charter Board, our county has grown and matured to the point that the concept of a ­five official committee running the government is no longer functional.

It is truly a time to buck our Status Quo form of government and cast a vote FOR a change from the Commissioner form of government to Charter Home Rule.

The adoption of Charter Home Rule will implement an executive form of government and bring much needed accountability, transparency, stability and efficiency to Frederick County Government.


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Rocky Mackintosh, President, MacRo, Ltd., a Land and Commercial Real Estate firm based in Frederick, Maryland. He is an appointed member of the Frederick County Charter Board. He also writes for

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