Incumbent Carroll County Commissioner Robin Bartlett Frazier has thrown her hat back into the ring by filing as a write-in candidate in the upcoming November general election, three months after losing in the primary.
Frazier, a Republican, filed Tuesday to run as a write-in candidate for District 1 on the Carroll County Board of Commissioners. Frazier, who lost the Republican nomination to Stephen Wantz in the June primary election, has served on the board since 2010.
"What I really think is important is that I wanted to raise awareness on government union strategy that's not only happening in Carroll County but it's happening all across the United States," Frazier said. "What occurred [in the primary] was a collaboration between government unions… [to target] candidates that are in favor of privatization, deregulation and tax cutting. That would describe me."
Police, firefighter and teacher unions funded candidates to influence them, she said. While Frazier did not receive union fundraising money in the primary election, she did receive money from developers and business owners.
"If unions are needed to win elections, the candidates will be catering to the unions," Frazier said. "Then they can deal with the unions in order to get elected instead of listening to the people. That totally undermines our Constitution and the whole idea of America."
Frazier will face Wantz and Democratic challenger Jackie Jones in the Nov. 4 general election. Frazier previously served on the board from 1998 to 2002.
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