Today we had another happening in the District 4 (representing Frederick County and Carroll County) races. William “Bill” Folden withdrew his bid for Delegate in District 4 and entered the Senate race in District 4.
Here is the withdrawal from the Delegate race:
Here is the filing for the Senate race:
The new website for the Senate race is not up and running yet (the old website for Delegate is still online as of this post). No social media for the campaign today that I could find.
A little background on William Folden I could find:
Member of House of Delegates (District 3B), January 14, 2015 to January 9, 2019. Member, Judiciary Committee, 2015 (family law subcommittee, 2015); Environment and Transportation Committee, 2015-19 (housing & real property subcommittee, 2015-19; land use & ethics subcommittee, 2015-19; motor vehicle & transportation subcommittee, 2017-19). Member, Public Safety and Policing Work Group, 2015-16. Chair, Frederick County Delegation, 2018- (vice-chair, 2017). Member, Maryland Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, 2015-19; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2015-19.
Co-Chair, Maryland Correctional Enterprises Management Council, 2017-19 (member, 2016-19).
Deputy Sheriff, Frederick County, 1994-2011. Police officer, Frederick, Maryland, 2011-.
Back on September 24th it was reported that Jesse Pippy had withdrawn for the State Senate race in District 4: Carroll County Politics: Jesse Pippy withdraws his candidacy for Maryland State Senate District 4 race in 2022. Delegate Pippy noted in his announcement:
“I am all in for the public service, but the inside politics, which has nothing to do with actually serving the public, has been exhausting, especially when balancing that with any professional development and raising a young family. After all, we are supposed to be citizen legislators, not full-time politicians.”
No clue if these two things are related but something to watch this election cycle.
You can follow candidate filings and additional information on Scott E’s Blog here: