Commissioner Gray said this is not an official announcement.
Frederick County Commissioner David Gray says if Commissioners' President Blaine Young decides to run for the county's first executive next year, so will he. "Basically he is a one man powerhouse with 2 votes. That's not totally his fault. He just doesn't want to listen to people. He doesn't like that process. Basically he has made a one man show of it. It has undermined the government and he just can't be allowed to continue," Gray said.
Gray's unofficial announcement stems from working along side with Young on the Frederick County Board of Commissioners. "I've seen, also,how the prior county commissioners form of government worked, and involved the people in a far greater way than it's happening now. I think we need to get off to a good start, and the way government is run now, under this administration, is not a good start," continued Gray.
In 2012, the voters approved a charter form of government. The charter will replace the county’s five-member Frederick County Board of Commissioners with a county executive and seven-member council. Under the charter form of government, five members of the council will be elected by districts, with two members will be elected on an at-large or countywide basis. The council will be elected every four years to pass laws and handle the legislative business of the county, with members making $22,500 per year. Members will be barred from serving more than three consecutive terms.
The county executive, who will oversee the various offices and agencies that make up the executive branch, will make $95,000 per year and be limited to two, four-year terms.