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Darren Wigfield has lived in southern Frederick County his entire life. His father's side of the family worked for the railroad in Brunswick, and his mother's side has been farming in Myersville since Maryland was a British colony. Darren grew up in Jefferson and now living in the Ballenger Creek area. His favorite memories stem from Scouting. His Scout groups met at Valley Elementary School, Point of Rocks Community Center, The Jefferson Fire Company and Ruritan Center, and it was here in Frederick where Darren earned his Eagle in Troop 274.
Darren started his career in the Information Technology Department at Frederick Community College. While working at the college, he volunteered as the staff adviser for FCC's Outdoor Adventure Club.
After leaving FCC, Darren worked at a variety of local and national companies, as well as on contracts for the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense. As the years went by, he transitioned from working in IT, to specializing in Information Assurance and CyberSecurity. Darren has held several positions requiring a Security Clearance and has worked to support the Navy, DISA, TRICARE, DHS, and the Joint Task Force. He has worked in Hawaii, Germany, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as well as at civilian and military installations across the continental United States. Darren has made a career of keeping our military and defense information safe from foreign and domestic threats. He considers it an honor to support those who put themselves in harm's way for the sake of our national security.
Darren bought his first home in the Ballenger Creek area, and has served on the Mountain Village HOA Board of Directors since 2006. He has worked with other board members to keep both dues and regulations as low as possible, while forecasting future expenses and keeping the Association from incurring debt. Darren also volunteers as a member of the Frederick County Workforce Development Board. This Board works with Frederick County Workforce Services to attract businesses and jobs to Frederick County, while also helping job seekers develop their careers. Frederick County's job-friendly environment has kept our unemployment rate well below the State average.
Darren has been very outspoken about preserving the rights of Marylanders. He moderated a Congressional Republican Primary Debate, with questions focused on preservation of personal and economic liberties. He has helped host a series of public meetings covering topics such as the Bill of Rights, State's Rights, Plan Maryland, Education Freedom, the Second Amendment, and more. Darren’s advocacy for these and other important issues impacting Marylanders and residents of Frederick County have been seen in The Frederick News Post and the Gazette, and heard on various WFMD radio shows and WHAG-NBC programming. Darren currently serves on the Frederick County Republican Central Committee, and the Board of Governors for the Republican Club of Frederick County. He has been seen promoting the cause of limited government at local parades, the Frederick Fair, the 2013 Frederick Second Amendment Rally, the NRA Hunting and Outdoor Show, Frederick Campaign for Liberty meetings, and Frederick's In The Street festival. He has testified at hearings in Annapolis to advocate for the citizens of Frederick County and seeks to serve his community any other way he can find.