McGrady's plan for Aberdeen

October 27, 2011

Editor:

I am running for Mayor of Aberdeen because I love Aberdeen and I want to see our community thrive. To get there, we are going to need to work together to reduce the heavy burden of property taxes and water bills that keep piling up on our citizens. Aberdeen's citizens deserve taxes and water bills that are predictable, low, and fair.

We all understand that some government is necessary, but too much government is costly and inefficient. Aberdeen needs to get back to the basics of providing adequate police protection, delivering clean water to our homes (at the lowest possible rate) and making sure our roads get fixed. Anything more than the basics is costly, and worse than that, wasteful of the people's money.

Whenever the government gets involved in too many things, whether we are talking about the costly Ripken Stadium or making special deals with corporations to pay no taxes, we lose as taxpayers. This isn't right, and we can do better. The law should apply equally to everyone, not just those with special access to politicians.

The people of Aberdeen are hungry for truth in government, and that's what I offer. We all know that the taxes and water bills are too high, but I'm the only candidate for mayor who is looking for solutions.

Our mayor should be Aberdeen's biggest advocate. When the power is out due to a storm, I will call BGE to find out how long it is going to take to fix it for you. When our schools are struggling with bullying or gangs, I will be in the schools, talking about how to solve the problems. We need a mayor who works.

I have laid out my principles for governing the City on my website at http://www.McGradyforMayor.com and I will mail a copy to anybody who requests it at 410-357-1234.

Please vote for me on Nov. 8 at the Aberdeen Senior Center so we can work together to make Aberdeen great.

Patrick McGrady

Aberdeen

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