Kathy Afzali

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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.


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.


  • 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

Thurmont Lions Club Debate

October 18, 2018

Click here to watch Delegate Afzali in the Thurmont Lions Debate. ...

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Kathy Afzali for County Executive

September 27, 2018

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Hogan-Afzali Event 9/18/18

September 21, 2018

Watch Delegate Afzali and Governor Hogan speak at her event on 9/18/18! ...

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Kathy Afzali speaks about her campaign as a Republican for County Executive 9/6

September 20, 2018

Listen to Kathy’s interview on Mid-Maryland Live Listen ...

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Afzali claims Republican nomination for county executive

June 26, 2018

By Allen Etzler And Nancy Lavin aetzler@newspost.com nlavin@newspost.com Delegate Kathy Afzali (R-District 4) emerged with a ...

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