- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 13, 2005

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Former Mayor Ronald N. Young defeated incumbent Jennifer P. Dougherty yesterday in the Democratic primary.

The Republican primary was too close to call. Former city engineer W. Jefferson Holtzinger led Alderman Joseph W. Baldi by 25 votes, 1,023 to 998, according to unofficial results. About 100 Republican absentee ballots will be counted tomorrow

Mr. Young, who served four terms as mayor from 1974 to 1990, got 2,112 votes or 56.5 percent of the total, compared with 1,626 or 43.5 percent for Miss Dougherty, who was seeking a second term. The approximately 200 Democratic absentee ballots are not enough to change the results.

Mr. Young, 64, portrayed Miss Dougherty as a litigious, combative egotist while touting his own governmental experience and his bipartisan bonds.

Miss Dougherty, 44, promoted her successes in restraining runaway growth, cutting the city’s water consumption and advancing development along downtown Carroll Creek.

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