Ahead of this spring’s municipal elections, the Carroll County Times has asked candidates to provide information on themselves and their priorities. Their responses are listed here in full.
Union Bridge Mayor Perry Jones is running for re-election against challenger Bret Grossnickle. Here are Jones’ responses.
Mayor of Union Bridge from 1991 to 2002 and returned from being Carroll County Commissioner in 2010 to present
part owner of Tuck's Service Center in Union Bridge for 50 years
Town Council from 1980 to 1991 the elected Mayor
Carroll County Commissioner from 2002 to 2006
Graduate of Linganore High School 1970
Attended Maryland's Boys State summer 1969
Member of Union Bridge Fire Company since 1972
Member of Union Bridge Lions Club
Past First and Second Vice President of Carroll County Volunteer Emergency Services Association
Serve multiple years on Board of Directors for Maryland Municipal League, currently serving as District Vice President
Lived in Union Bridge since 1970
Why do you want to serve in this role?
I think it is a crucial time to help with economic development, residential development, and critical business growth in Union Bridge. I will continue to have open dialog with MDE and perspective developers interested in investing in the Union Bridge community.
How do you plan to represent your municipality’s interests in the county government?
Having been the Mayor, I have a respected working relationship with county, state, and federal officials. I will continue contact with these people to influence impact for Union Bridge.
Name something you would begin working to accomplish as soon as your first week on the job.
I would love to see a variety of more businesses on Main Street, Sewer and water infrastructure upgraded, and development so that we can accommodate our young couples to stay in Union Bridge.
What skills do you have to offer constituents that other candidates might not?
As I have said, having been the Mayor, I have a respected working relationship with county, state, and federal officials. I will continue contact with these people to influence impact for Union Bridge.
What one thing would you most like to see changed?
More community events with everyone working together to give people reason to visit Union Bridge.
What are your campaign priorities?
Economic Development and residential development to help Union Bridge grow as a community.