Kuzemchak highlights honesty, experience in campaign
By MALLORY PANUSKA
From rallying for better and safer schools to sitting behind the City Hall dais addressing important municipal issues, Alderwoman Donna Kuzemchak has spent years fighting for what she believes is right.
The 57-year-old Realtor, grant writer, office assistant and sitting Democratic alderwoman is seeking re-election to a second consecutive term on the Frederick Board of Aldermen. But her experience on the board dates back further than that, as she was first elected in 1998 and served consecutively until 2009. In the September primary, she received more votes than any other aldermanic candidate. She has also raised the most money of any candidate for alderman.
When asked what makes her the best candidate for the job, she named two important qualities.
“My honesty and experience,” she said. “I’m not afraid to ask the hard questions.”
A Pennsylvania native, Kuzemchak has lived in the city for 32 years and currently resides on West Ninth Street. She has two children and a stepdaughter who died.
Kuzemchak is no stranger to hard work. Outside of her duties as an alderwoman, she stays busy with three other jobs. She sells real estate, writes grants for the humane society and works as an office assistant.
She attended college at St. Francis University in Pennsylvania, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology with a minor in math.
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