From the Baltimore Sun
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun
Blaine Young, the Republican president of the Frederick County Board of Commissioners, has taken a step toward a possible run for governor in 2014 by launching a fund-raising committee.
Young, 40, was elected in 2010 as part of a conservative Republican sweep of the five board seats in the Western Maryland county. He had been appointed to the board earlier that year.
The former Democrat, who switched parties in 2002, said he has registered a committee, Blaine Young for Maryland, with the state elections board. He said he would test the political waters and see whether he is able to raise sufficient money before deciding on whether to run.
“If I find it’s just not there, I’m not going to waste anyone’s time or money,” he said.