Home Carroll County 2022 Carroll County Voter’s Guide – Commissioner District 3

2022 Carroll County Voter’s Guide – Commissioner District 3


Carroll County Voters Guide

Commissioner District 3

Candidates: (R) Tom Gordon and (D) Zach Hands

General Election Results: Tom Gordon wins (see details in the article below)

2022 General Election Results On November 8th For Local Carroll County Contested Races

Primary Results:

Tom Gordon

Party: Republican

Campaign Website: No active campaign website

Social Media Channels:

Email Address: tom@tomgordon.org

Candidate Information / Statement:

I have stepped forward to offer my experience, service, and ability to serve our county. Running for office is not something I take lightly. If elected county commissioner I will fulfill the job to completion. It is that level of commitment that I offer to the community. I am not interested in being a career politician who is looking to work their way up the ladder.

I believe in service to our community as a whole. I have been involved in our community from scouting and earning the rank of Eagle Scout in my youth to being involved in organizations including the Boys & Girls Club of Westminster, the Historical Society of Carroll County, and the Carroll County Land Trust. I strongly believe in the importance of giving back to our community and supporting it. I am here to be a public servant and work for the people. At a time when some have lost faith in the process or those involved, I will reach out to work for the betterment of the community and our home. Carroll County’s success means working together to meet the opportunities and challenges that face us. To succeed we must have a firm foundation in our community and focus on the priorities.

Priority issues include supporting our Emergency Services—encompassing our brave and heroic Fire, EMS, and Law Enforcement to protect our community. I will advocate for small business, Main Street vitality, and for a strong economic future for our county. We must continue to work to support agriculture, one of our top industries while also looking for innovative methods to improve the work started by generations who laid the foundation. This includes support of hydroponic green houses, agrotourism, and related opportunities. We must also focus on our business and industrial tax base.

As a lifelong resident of Carroll County, I was offered a quality education in our public school system. It is important that we continue to support our schools and teachers and provide the highest quality of instruction and support to shape and educate our children and subsequent generations to be ready for the future.

Together, we can move forward successfully as a county and a community. We’ve witnessed challenges the past two years that we never expected in our lifetime. Currently, we face economic uncertainties and must focus to keep our county on track. Please support me on July 19th and together we will work for the future of our county.

Carroll Media Center Candidate Profile:

Zach Hands

Party: Democratic

Campaign Website: https://handsforcarroll.org

Social Media Channels:

Email Address: handsforcarroll@gmail.com

Candidate Information / Statement:

Zach has lived in Westminster for 20 years. A graduate of Mount Saint Joseph High School, Loyola University Maryland, and UMBC, he is a lifelong Marylander who cares deeply about our State and the people he hopes to represent.

Zach has spent his entire professional life at various levels of government, working to improve the lives of Marylanders with stints at the Maryland Association of Counties, Maryland Department of Health, and the last four years as a senior official with the Maryland State Department of Education. Zach is committed to building a safe and modern Carroll County, and is focused on making our county a place where businesses and families want to call home.

Candidate Interview:

Candidates Eliminated From The Race In The Primary

Marsha Herbert


An interactive version of the map is available here.

Previous articlePublic Hearing scheduled for Carroll County FY2023 Budget on May 10th
Next articleCarroll County Board of Education Selects Finalist for Superintendent of Schools; Expects to name the new Superintendent on May 19th

Leave a Reply