FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Frederick Mayor Randy McClement is preparing for a re-election run.

McClement scheduled a news conference Monday evening to announce his goals for a second term.

The Republican businessman was elected in 2009 on a platform that included construction of a downtown hotel and conference center.  A state-funded study last year concluded conditions are favorable for such a project.

McClement’s administration has worked to promote bicycling in Frederick. And he kept minor league baseball in town by working out a 10-year lease with the Frederick Keys for their continued use of city-owned Harry Grove Stadium.

The other announced candidates for the mayor’s office are Democratic state Delegate Galen Clagett and Democratic City Alderwoman Karen Young.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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