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Charter Passes in Frederick, Maryland with 62% in Favor

Thank you to all our MacRo Report Blog readers who helped bring Charter government to our county!

The following excerpt is from the Frederick News Post news article by Pete McCarthy.

After failed attempts in the past, voters overwhelm with charter government assuredly approved a charter form of government in Tuesday”s election with 62 percent in favor. With all precincts reporting, county home rule was successful by a 58,751-to-35,443 vote.


“We did it,” Ken Coffey, chairman of the charter-writing board, said in a phone interview. “This is an exciting and historic moment for the people of Frederick County.”

The charter calls for a seven-member county council and an executive to run the day-to-day operations. Five of the council members will serve in districts and two will be at-large representatives.

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