From McGrady for Mayor Campaign:
Patrick McGrady is announcing today his candidacy for Mayor of Aberdeen for the election on November 8, 2011.
Patrick is a long-time member of the Aberdeen community and small businessman who is currently actively investing in his lifelong home, the City of Aberdeen. To spur investment in the city and achieve lower taxes for all residents, McGrady proposes reducing the red-tape at City Hall and getting Aberdeen back to work and creating jobs.
McGrady’s campaign will focus on fighting against higher taxes and water bills and working to make Aberdeen an easier place to invest and create jobs.
“After long deliberation with my family, business associates, and friends, I am running for Mayor of our City. Aberdeen has a bright future, but we need City Hall to facilitate investment, rather than scare it away.”
McGrady has a long record of standing up for the citizens of Aberdeen against tax increases. He has actively protested the toll increases at the Hatem Bridge and collected signatures to bring to the ballot SB167, the Maryland law that provides in-state tuition to illegal immigrants. McGrady has also led efforts to reduce property taxes in Harford County and has consistently called for reduced spending and improved government efficiency.
“The City of Aberdeen needs representatives who will advocate for the folks who live here. It’s a big responsibility to be Mayor, and I’m ready to take it on and go to work for the citizens of Aberdeen,” Says McGrady, “There’s no reason that our city should have budget problems and increased spending year after year. We are perfectly located and we should be able to stand on our own without new and unreasonable taxes. The hard-working families in Aberdeen can’t afford any more tax hikes or high water bills.”
On the McGrady Campaign website at www.McGradyforMayor.com, McGrady has laid out his “Principles of Responsible City Government for a Prosperous Aberdeen” that explains the vision for his administration in Aberdeen.
“Aberdeen can be great, but we need City Hall to focus on communities to make it happen. That’s why I’m running for Mayor.”