In her seventh year on the County Council — with well over a decade of public school teaching experience — Jessica Fitzwater will formally announce she is running for county executive Wednesday evening.
Fitzwater (D) said during an hour-long interview Monday she is running because she is invested in the Frederick County community and wants to continue her collaborative approach as a council member in the county’s top government post.
Fitzwater is the first candidate of either political party to officially announce an intention to run for county executive. The primaries will be held June 28, 2022, and the general election is Nov. 8, 2022.
“It might be the teacher in me, that lifelong learning kind of approach that I take with my students,” Fitzwater said. “I seek out information, I ask questions, I take the time to listen to all sides. And I really feel strongly that we need a leader that will use that same approach.”
via Frederick News Post