Blaine Young

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Republican Blaine Young (R) lost his run to be the first Frederick County Executive. But in a deft procedural move Monday, he secured a place on the county's Planning Commission. WYPR's Fraser Smith talks to Bethany Rodgers of the Frederick News-Post about how Young's maneuver means he'll still have a say in county planning decisions.

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Two years ago, Frederick County voted to move to a county executive system. The move reflected the county’s growing population and complexity. On Tuesday, voters will decide who will run that new county government. Exactly how Frederick will continue to grow has become a major issue in the campaign.

Driving down Route 75 in southeastern Frederick, you get a sense of the rural nature of many parts of this county. Farm fields and country homes dot the two-lane country road. But Steve McKay says it’s the epicenter for bad growth policies enacted by the Republican-dominated board of county commissioners.

Familiar Figures Compete For New Post In Frederick

Sep 1, 2014

This fall, residents of Frederick County will elect their first-ever County Executive. WYPR's Fraser Smith talks to Bethany Rodgers of the Frederick News-Post about the two nominees for the office, their backgrounds and their platforms.

Public schools are getting back in session around the state. Frederick County Commissioners President Blaine Young says he won’t run for the 2014 GOP Gubernatorial nomination. The process of filling the State Senate seat left vacant when E. J. Pipkin retired is getting more complicated. Plus: West Nile Virus detected in 3 Baltimore-area humans, the future of campaign financing in Maryland, the future of the Grand Prix of Baltimore, and more.