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Kathy Afzali

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MY VISION

Frederick County can be a model for the state of Maryland. We need a county government that treats citizens and businesses alike with respect, and understands its proper role — not as a job creator, but as the provider of ideal conditions for businesses and families to thrive.

MY BACKGROUND

I bring a unique background to the Executive Branch of Frederick County. While most would move from the county level up to the state level, I want to come home and bring my knowledge of how to get things done back to our community. I am choosing to move from issues that affect the entire state, to micro-targeting issues happening in our own backyard.

I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and saw the beautiful farms of my childhood quickly turn into unrecognizable, high-density developments. These memories have compelled me to take action here in Frederick County, creating in me a passion for promoting our farms and industry, while keeping an intrinsic sense of community.

As a long-term resident, small business owner and the mother of two college-age daughters who have graduated from Frederick County Public Schools, I understand the diverse needs critical to our county. I’ve been a soccer/dance mom and have participated on every level of community involvement.

I’m well past the political learning curve. I will bring to Frederick County a generous network of resources with an understanding of what people, processes, and procedures it takes to get the job done.

LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE

  • Current 
    Ranking Republican Member of the Ways and Means Committee
  • 2017 
    Named the #1 top-ranked Maryland pro-business legislator by Maryland Businesses for Responsive Government (MBRG) Revenues Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee
  • 2016 
    American Conservative Union Award for Conservative Achievement
  • 2015-2017 
    Vice Chair's Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee
  • 2013-2015 
    Deputy Minority Whip
  • 2015-Present
    Chair, Frederick County Delegation
  • 2015-Present
    Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families
  • 2015-Present 
    Education Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee
  • 2011-2014 
    Election Law Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee
  • 2011 
    First joined Ways and Means Committee
  • 2010 
    Elected to Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 4A, Frederick County, from 2011-2014, and then re-elected District 4, Carroll and Frederick Counties, since 2014-Present

Afzali officially announces county executive campaign

September 14, 2017

By Danielle E. ...

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Conservative Republican Delegate Kathy Afzali (R-District 4) will announce her plans to run for Frederick County Executive.

September 14, 2017

“I will end the bickering in county government and stand up to special interests,” Afzali said in a statement. “It’s time for a fresh start.” Property taxes are increasing and growth has become unmanageable across the county. ...

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