Preparing for a re-election run, Frederick Mayor Randy McClement has scheduled a news conference for 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. 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.