I focus on practical, tangible local results

To the Editor:
I just wanted to say thank you to the voters, and my donors and volunteers, for our historic results on Election Night. Our vote total was the highest in nearly a quarter-century for any Guilderland Republican in a county legislature race. This occurred despite the fact a Democrat blue wave swept all the Guilderland town races.

Redistricting changed the boundaries of my district. To those who no longer will be in my district in January, I will still have your back. So do not hesitate to call me if I can ever help with anything.

To my remaining and new constituents, my focus remains the same — helping people in any way I can. From day one in office, I have focused on identifying problems and finding solutions for them.

While political operatives in town try to tie national politics to what is happening in our own hometown election, I focus instead on practical, tangible local results that matter to you.

Just this past week, a woman I met knocking on doors called me to ask if I knew anyone who could plow her driveway this winter. I jumped on the case. I have received hundreds of calls like these and love the opportunity to help.

You truly can make a difference in politics if you are willing to work really hard, stand firm on your principles, and worry more about your constituents’ needs than your own. I’m so honored and grateful to have such support and will never take it for granted.

Mark Grimm


Editor’s note: Mark Grimm currently represents District 29 in the Albany County Legislature; starting Jan 1, due to redistricting, he will represent the new District 28.

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