Frederick Mayor Randy McClement prevailed over former Alderman Shelley Aloi in the city’s Republican primary Tuesday, and is now headed to a November showdown with Ald. Michael O’Connor. O’Connor defeated former Mayor Jennifer Dougherty in the Democratic primary.
While McClement remains generally popular in the city and is considered the slight favorite in the general election, Democrats will be buoyed by their significantly higher turnout in Tuesday’s primary — 2,879 Democrats voted Tuesday, compared to the 1,343 Republicans who turned out for the GOP primary. There are 20,629 registered Democrats in the city, and 11,107 enrolled Republicans.
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