Patrick McGrady filed the required forms to run for Maryland State Delegate in District 34A today. In Annapolis Patrick will refuse to raise taxes on the citizens of District 34A, fight to eliminate crime and gang violence in our communities, and stand up for open and honest government in Maryland. Patrick plans to promote and defend the great American principles of individual liberty, constitutional government, and free markets.
Patrick is a life-long resident of Aberdeen and is employed as a Property Manager for Holly Circle Townhouses LLC, a local real estate company. He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a B.S in Finance and a B.A. in Economics. McGrady serves as a chief organizer for the Harford Property Tax Revolt, a grassroots citizens’ coalition dedicated to protecting private property owners and renters from out-of-control tax increases. He is also a member of the Harford County Campaign for Liberty, a non-profit organization dedicated to grassroots activism that promotes individual freedom and economic liberty. Additionally, Patrick is a member of the Harford County Route 40 Republican Club, Harford County Chamber of Commerce, and the Route 40 Business Association.
In July, McGrady led a successful fight to limit future property tax increases in Harford County for the citizens of District 34A, resulting in taxpayer savings of at least $853 million over the next ten years and saving each household at least $15,000. Patrick also volunteers in his community as a lacrosse coach at Aberdeen High School and for the Four Diamonds Fund at Hershey Medical Center, a non-profit foundation that raises money for children battling cancer.
Patrick McGrady has roots in Harford County that span across generations. Patrick’s father, Leonard N. McGrady, Sr. and Patrick’s grandfather, Leonard E. McGrady spent many years as partners in real estate development, home construction, and renovation businesses. The father-son team built more than 700 homes in Harford County between 1960 and 1980, a large portion of which were built in Aberdeen. Patrick’s mother, Pasquetta (Pat) McGrady is the daughter of first generation Italian immigrants, Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Piantone, Jr., who tirelessly pursued the American dream. Mr. Piantone worked as a stonemason for years before saving up enough money to return to school to gain formal education in real estate. Today, Patrick’s family runs the business his grandfather started more than 50 years ago.
The Friends of Patrick McGrady are hosting a “Campaign Kick-Off Cookout” on Sunday, September 27th, 2009 from 3pm to 6pm. The cookout will be held at the historic Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House, 817 Conesto Street, Havre de Grace, MD 21078. Ticket prices are $25 per person and $45 per family. Sponsorships are available. For more information about Patrick McGrady’s candidacy for State Delegate in 2010 please visit www.McGradyforDelegate.com or contact Theodore Patterson at 443-350-5065 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.