GAITHERSBURG — Mayor Jud Ashman has endorsed Governor Larry Hogan in his bid for reelection this fall.
While Gaithersburg, like many other Maryland municipalities, has nonpartisan elections, Ashman is a registered Democrat.
Formerly a Republican, Ashman switched his party affiliation in the mid-2000s.
“I was disenchanted by the policies of the George W. Bush administration,” Ashman said. “I started voting Democratic, even before I changed my registration. I believe the last Republican I voted for was [former Representative] Connie Morella. Whether I’ve been registered as a Republican or a Democrat, I’ve always been a centrist.”