Commissioner David Gray says he will run to become Frederick County's first executive in 2014 if Commissioners President Blaine Young decides to enter the race.

Gray's readiness to join the contest stems from his frustration with Young's leadership style on the county board.

"I'm certainly not going to stand by and let Blaine Young become executive without a challenge," Gray said today in a phone interview. "I can't stand another four years of him controlling things. Period. He's dangerous to the county, in my opinion."

Young is exploring a bid for Maryland governor in 2014, but has said he'd be open to competing for county executive. Gray said he's not sure whether he'd still join the county race if Young decides not to make a play for executive.

Gray, a Republican, has served more than 18 years as a Frederick County commissioner.

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I don't know if David Gray can win the Executive seat or not, but he has gained my wholehearted respect for standing up and being willing to challenge the County bully. As a registered Republican, Gray can count on my vote in the Primary.


But Young isn't finished selling the county to developers yet.


ABBoBoK - Anybody but Blaine or Billy or Kirby


Ole David still wearing those white socks. Thought he would learn to dress before running for higher office


But no hair spray -- winner!


Blaine's leadership style on the board
is best summed in the word 'untoward'
but while running, he said
he'd stand things on their head
it was our fault our ox has been gored.


Mr. Gray won't have to say a word. Just let Moe run himself into the ground with his actions and words (sort of like he's been running good ol Fred-ick County into the ground).


Gray finished last,just lucky ,mouthy too.Gray turn to the dems.,republicans want you gone.Dems try to get even with loss.Never.


Authortarians always think you're mouthy if you dare to disagree with them because only their opinion counts.


Well, Gray is the only GOP commish worth a hoot, at least more so than the others.


When election day comes you better make sure the voters remembers these things or else he might just slip in under the wire.


Kelly---FUNNY, I don't think Blaine has enough money or honesty to vote for himself...Send him where he belongs Sandy Springs, Georgia..."Yahoo"...And I don't mean the internet company...Me


You're not Blaine Young? You got my vote.


With the nursing home scandal anyone running against Ba'Lane Young will not have a hard time beating him (Young).

Not to mention the $90k(+) wasted on mailing out silly rebate checks.

Not to mention the hiring if Ba'Lanes friend Tobin, that was a joke and a waste. All while firing county employees because of an non existant deficit.

I could go on, but I'll let Dennis Janda and Armillary finish.....


How about the cussing at a teenage referee!! [beam]

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