Frederick


Paul Smith, a Frederick County commissioner who voted to cut funding for the county's Head Start pre-school program, worked while his wife, Terry, stayed at home to raise their 12 children. They have been married for 37 years.
Paul Smith, a Frederick County commissioner who voted to cut funding for the county's Head Start pre-school program, worked while his wife, Terry, stayed at home to raise their 12 children. They have been married for 37 years.

Frederick County Commissioner Paul Smith "hit a hot button" after voting to slash half the funding for the county's Head Start program and intimating that a woman's place is in the home.


Frederick County's population has grown 20 percent in the past decade, making it the state's third-fastest growing county behind Charles and St. Mary's. More than 233,000 people live in the county.


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