County Councilwoman & Music Teacher
Frederick County Council & Frederick County Public Schools
Jessica Fitzwater was elected in 2014 as a first-time candidate to the Frederick County Council. She also is an elementary-school music teacher.
“As a young professional, I decided that if I didn’t like the direction our county was heading, I should use my skills and interests to do something about it,” she said. “My campaign slogan was ‘a passion for action’ because I am a doer. I recognize the importance of engaging in the political process, advocating and volunteering for positive change and never being satisfied with the status quo.”
Fitzwater also serves as chair of the National Education Association Arts Education Caucus and as secretary for the Frederick Arts Council. She was a 2013 graduate of Emerge Maryland.
Now, she says, her goal is to inspire other young women to use their leadership skills to improve their community.