Kevin Grubb is a candidate for Frederick County Council District 1. The primary election is June 26.
Why are you running for office?
As a veteran and retired police officer from the City of Frederick, and an employee of several small businesses, I’ve seen firsthand how the political processes help and hinder citizens in their everyday lives. With these combined experiences, I have the knowledge and experience to connect and improve resources for our citizens, while serving residents of the County I call home. I enjoyed public service and have missed it.
What’s the biggest issue facing District 1? How would you address it? There is no one issue that is most important in District 1, but I think public safety, transportation, planning, education, and the opioid crisis are all important and all need the attention of elected officials. Being open minded to suggestions, connected to citizens and open to new ideas and opinions are always great tools to address any issue.
What changes, if any, would you propose if elected?
My experiences with budgets, human resource issues, purchasing, problem solving and knowing the government resources that are available will help to make the learning curve short and my suggestions for efficiency will come quickly.
What is one thing you would do differently from other challengers?
I think my experiences working as a manager with the Frederick Police Department give me a unique set of qualifications. I handled both internal issues (personnel, budgets, etc) as well as working with community groups and agencies to solve problems and make our community safer. Already understanding how County agencies function will allow me to hit the ground running.
How do you plan on working with people with views different from your own?
As a police officer for over 24 years, you learn to listen and work with everyone in the community to accomplish common goals and solve problems.