When residents of Carroll County’s District 3 cast a ballot in this year’s general election, they will be the only ones who can vote in a race between a local Democrat and a local Republican. There is only one Democrat running for local office in the county, and he is running for the District 3 commissioner seat. District 3 is centrally located in Carroll and includes the City of Westminster. Two candidates are on the ballot to represent the district for the next four years — Republican Tom Gordon and Democrat Zach Hands. Hands is the only Democrat running for commissioner in any of the county’s five districts. The four other races only have a Republican candidate running.
Only one Democrat is on the local ballot in Carroll County. The Democratic Central Committee says it’s ‘very frustrating.’
October 31, 2022