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.

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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.

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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.

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