The following was received from the campaign of Patrick McGrady:
Patrick McGrady, candidate for State Delegate in District 34A, held a campaign kick-off BBQ fundraiser this past Sunday, September 27th. More than 100 people attended the event at the historic Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House in Havre de Grace.
Mr. McGrady spoke about recent tax increases in Maryland, including a 20% increase in sales taxes and an 18% increase in the corporate tax.
He pledged never to vote for tax increases when in Annapolis. Knowing that Harford County has the third highest property tax rate in the state of Maryland, McGrady also pledged to seek internal changes to fix the Property Tax Assessment system in Maryland.
US Senate candidate Jim Rutledge spoke about McGrady’s dedication to action, citing an instance where he called Patrick to attend a rally in southern Maryland with only 10 minutes notice. Rutledge said McGrady’s response was “Where do you want to meet?”
Dave Pridgeon of the Harford County Campaign for Liberty gave the most stirring speech focusing on the importance of the next generation of young leaders in government. He noted that many of the founding fathers and signatories to the US Constitution were under the age of 30. Pridgeon ended saying that Patrick is the new face that we need to shake things up in Annapolis.
After the fundraiser, McGrady said that he was pleased with the turnout and was excited about the strong support he is receiving across the board from people across the County. McGrady said when asked about why he is seeking public office, “I have strong roots in the Route 40 corridor. I intend to live in my home town of Aberdeen the rest of my life, so I’m not going to run away from an opportunity to improve the my community. I am committed to my community and I would love to represent all the hard-working residents of my district as their voice in Annapolis.”
For more information about Patrick McGrady’s candidacy for State Delegate in 2010 please visit www.McGradyforDelegate.com or contact McGrady’s campaign manager, Theodore Patterson at 443-350-5065 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Notable fundraiser attendees and speakers included:
Harford County Executive David Craig
Delegate Pat McDonough (District 7), candidate for Governor
Delegate Susan McComas (District 35B)
Delegate Rick Impallaria (District 7)
State Senator Barry Glassman (District 35)
State Senator Nancy Jacobs (District 34)
Councilman Chad Shrodes, Harford County Council
Dave Pridgeon, Harford County Campaign for Liberty
Tony Passaro, Harford County Tea Party Coalition
Jim Rutledge, Candidate for US Senate
Steve Wright, President, Rte. 40 Republican Club and Member, Harford Republican Central Committee
Joe Seehusen, candidate for State Senate (District 42)
Dave Tritt, candidate for Delegate (District 35A)
Jason Gallion, candidate for Delegate (District 35A)
Derek Hopkins, Candidate for Register of Wills, Harford County
Chris Zeauskas, Candidate for Cecil County Commissioner
Carrie Taylor, Candidate for Cecil County Republican Central Committee
Al Reasin, Maryland State Coordinator, Constitution Party