Endorsements & Support

Endorsement: The Capital-Gazette Newspaper (Primary Election)

"Of the three challengers in the GOP primary, the strongest is Jim Fredericks, a lieutenant in the county police department with 26 years of varied experience, much of it in supervision and management. We endorse him in the Republican primary..."

"The third term has not been a charm for incumbent Sheriff Ron Bateman, whose agency oversees courthouse security and the serving of warrants. His arrest on domestic violence charges — he was found not guilty after his wife declined to testify — drew calls for his resignation from fellow Republicans. An audit of his office released earlier this year was disastrous. He carries too much baggage to be effective in the job."

Endorsement: The Anne Arundel County Police Supervisors Association​ (Primary & General Election)

"We believe your election will provide strong leadership, law enforcement experience, and accountability to the office which will be a benefit to the employees and citizens of Anne Arundel County, Maryland."

Endorsement: Retired & Former Law Enforcement and Community Leaders Primary & General Election)

“Jim Fredericks has an extensive resume of leadership and management experience in law enforcement. His experience in the administration of an agency, as well as, his formal education, makes him an excellent choice for Sheriff of Anne Arundel County. His quality of character, and depth of knowledge, define him as someone voters can trust and take pride in as their Sheriff.”

"We, the undersigned, support and endorse Jim Fredericks for Anne Arundel County Sheriff."

Craig Wolf - Federal Prosecutor (Former) & Candidate for Maryland Attorney General

Kathy George – Chief (Former), Rock Hall Police Department

George Johnson - Sheriff (1994-2006) Anne Arundel County Sheriff's Office

P. Thomas Shanahan - Chief of Police (Retired) Anne Arundel County Police Department

William Lowry - Assistant Chief (Former), Anne Arundel County Police Department

David Waltemeyer - Major (Retired), Anne Arundel County Police Department

Eric Hodge - Captain (Retired), Anne Arundel County Police Department

Rick Perry - Captain (Retired), Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department

Steven Burrell - Lieutenant (Retired), Anne Arundel County Police Department

Ronald Bledsoe - Lieutenant (Retired), Anne Arundel County Police Department

David Ennis - Lieutenant (Retired), Anne Arundel County Police Department

Robert Legge - Lieutenant (Retired), Anne Arundel County Police Department

Joseph Campbell - Sergeant (Retired), Anne Arundel County Police Department

Michael Barclay - Sergeant (Retired), Anne Arundel County Police Department

Jane Cox - Sergeant (Retired), Anne Arundel County Police Department

Walter “Wally” Campbell – Former Republican Candidate for AA County Sheriff, Severna Park

Ronald Dillon – Former Anne Arundel County Council Member, District 3

Endorsement: Change Annapolis (Primary & General Election)

"Change Annapolis is proud to endorse Jim Fredericks for Sheriff of Anne Arundel County! Jim is an active Commander in the Anne Arundel County Police Department and throughout his 26-year law enforcement career has been responsible for Homeland Security, Criminal Intelligence, and Gang Investigations.

Jim has the experience and knowledge necessary to keep Anne Arundel County safe. Any candidate for Sheriff who’s endorsed by police officers - as Jim has been - has our support."

Endorsement: Red Maryland - News & Media (Primary Election)

"Jim Fredericks is still serving as an Anne Arundel County Police Officer. Currently, a Lieutenant and a Patrol Commander at the Northern Precinct, Fredericks has had a great deal of experience in all aspects of the Department, including as Commander of Organized and Economic Crimes, Purchasing, Media Relations, and Hiring and Retention. He also served as Anne Arundel County’s Director of Emergency Management. Fredericks has a ton of relevant and real-world experience that he can bring to the Sheriff’s office. Additionally, Fredericks has laid out the best plan for modernizing the Sheriff’s office."

"...only one candidate is best prepared to lead the Sheriff’s Office into the future. For that reason, the Editors of Red Maryland endorse Jim Fredericks for Anne Arundel County Sheriff."

Endorsement: All Things Firearms, LLC - John Rigney (Primary Election)

"After several opportunities to meet all of the candidates and attending a candidate forum in April, I feel that Jim Fredericks is the best choice to make. He’s a lifelong Republican, a dedicated family man, a strong proponent for the Second Amendment, and wants to modernize the Sheriff’s office."

Statement of Support: Former Governor Robert Ehrlich

(Speaking at Fredericks for Sheriff Event on May 22, 2018)

“You have a right to expect high performance and integrity…You really need good people with good judgement, who get it.  And, in this office you really need somebody with sound common sense, and obviously I think this guy (Jim Fredericks) has it.”

Statement of Support: Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh

June 20, 2018 -  "Jim Fredericks has the experience and values to efficiently run the Anne Arundel County Sheriff's Office."



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