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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BstD59

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.

usgov

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

BecauseICareALot

ABBoBoK - Anybody but Blaine or Billy or Kirby

UNCLEWILLIES

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

BecauseICareALot

But no hair spray -- winner!

armillary

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.

fourstoogesandthatotherguy_the

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).

president8444

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

watson4sherlock

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

bnace42

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

watson4sherlock

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

dbjanda1

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

ihulk6307

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

KellyAlzan

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.....

fredneckforever

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

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