— Editor’s note: Fred Sanders submitted this announcement as a candidate for the Garrett County Judge of Orphans Court.
Fred Sanders has filed with the Board of Supervisors of Elections as a candidate for Judge of the Orphans Court for Garrett County. Fred was raised on a dairy farm and has been a lifelong resident of Garrett County.
Fred graduated from Southern High School and held numerous jobs before joining the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Garrett County where he worked at the Sheriff’s Office and then at the Board of Supervisors of Elections for 26 years. During his time at the election office, he became the office supervisor and retired as the first election director for Garrett County. He also earned a diploma from the School of Bookkeeping and Accounting in Atlanta.
He is a past member of the Maryland Association of Election Officials and received a commendation from the association upon his retirement. Fred also received a Governor’s Citation for his many years at the election board.
Fred and his wife Lois reside in Mountain Lake Park.