Bob Bruchey Won’t Run For Hagerstown Mayor In 2020

Bob Bruchey, Hagerstown’s Mayor, is not running for re-election as Hagerstown’s mayor in 2020.

He’s running for the Hagerstown City Council instead.

Bruchey’s campaign paperwork he filed lists him running as a Hagerstown City Council candidate.

Bruchey was first elected mayor of Hagerstown in 1997.

Bruchey Appointed To Fill Richard Trump’s Term 

In 2006, the all-Democratic City Council appointed Bruchey to fill the remainder of former Hagerstown Mayor Richard Trump’s term.

Trump, a Republican, resigned as Hagerstown’s mayor on Feb. 1, 2006, after only eight months into the job.

In 2005, Richard Trump defeated Bob Bruchey in the Hagerstown mayoral Republican primary by 55 votes.

City of Hagerstown elections changed to non-partisan in 2016.

2009 And Beyond

In 2009, Bruchey won a full mayoral term.

But in 2012, David Gysberts, a Democrat, defeated Bruchey in the November general election.

The Hagerstown Suns hired Bruchey as the team’s general manager in 2013.

Bruchey ran for mayor again in 2016. He defeated Gysberts and returned to City Hall.

Who’s Running For Hagerstown Mayor in 2020?

Hagerstown City Councilwoman Emily Keller, Andi Overton and Michael E. Barnes.

Keller launched her mayoral campaign on January 22, 2020. She defeated Michael Barnes in November, earning nearly 62% of the vote.

Emily Keller is the first female mayor of the City of Hagerstown.

Bruchey Wins City Council Seat 

Bob Bruchey placed fifth in the 2020 general election, narrowly winning a council by 53 votes.