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VaNews for 2019 Frederick County Supervisor (Gainesboro) - Regular General

Republicans seek to increase voter turnout

By JOSH JANNEY, Winchester Star (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

J. Douglas McCarthy, the Gainesboro District representative on the Board of Supervisors, told the Frederick County Republican Committee this week that when it comes to the Nov. 5 election, “the fate of the Commonwealth is in the balance.” McCarthy’s statements were made at a committee meeting held Tuesday night at the county’s Public Safety Building. More than 30 committee members attended the meeting to strategize how they could get Republicans to turn out to the polls on Election Day.

VaNews October 26, 2019

Frederick supervisors rescind LGBT protections for staff

By JOSH JANNEY, Winchester Star (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

The Frederick County Board of Supervisors voted 6-1 to rescind a recent change to the county’s anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policy that protected lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) county staff from discrimination. Republican Supervisors Charles DeHaven Jr., Gary Lofton, Blaine Dunn, Bob Wells, Judith McCann-Slaughter and J. Douglas McCarthy voted to rescind the policy at Wednesday night’s board meeting. Independent Supervisor Shannon Trout was the lone vote to keep the policy in place.

VaNews August 16, 2019