"Helping People Never Gets Old"
Honored and Grateful
I just wanted to say thank you to the voters, and my donors and volunteers, for our historic results on Election Night in November 2023.
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 new 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
Since his first election, Mark Grimm put a laser focus on helping his constituents in any way he can. Mark
* cut the county property tax rate every year in office
* produced a long list of county grants (see below) for his district
* after years of Mark's persistence, two roundabouts in the Carman Rd area were finally completed to ease daily traffic congestion
* supported $80-million renovation of Shaker Place nursing home and rehab center with state money
* consistently fought frustrating and burdensome regulations on small businesses
* helped with dozens of cases of constituent service
* supported veterans, volunteer firefighters and EMS workers
* voted for many important “green” projects to improve our environment
* has perfect attendance for more than 100 legislative meeetings
Mark grew up one of nine children, with hand-me-down clothes and many macaroni and cheese dinners.
They all believed in a strong work ethic. So, with no family money available for college, Mark won three academic scholarships and worked cleaning restrooms in order to finance his Siena education.
That’s why his central mission in politics has been to help every constituent he can to realize their own dreams. And after years of elected office, he feels more than ever, helping people never gets old!
New District Boundaries
From 2016-2023, his legislative district was completely contained in Guilderland (Carman Road area). However, re-districting after the 2020 Census has created a new district (the new 28th) that includes parts of northern Guilderland and South Colonie. View map.
Standing Up for Guilderland!
The two new roundabouts on the north end of Carman Road are now in place! Mark has fought for years to end the massive rush-hour congestion there.
The situation is greatly improved, though drivers must be alert to properly navigate the roundabouts.
Mark has delivered on his promise to make sure Guilderland gets more of its fair share of county money:
Guilderland Food Pantry Gets Much Needed Grants
Guilderland Field Hockey Club Gets Money for Equipment and Safety
Guilderland Elks Gets Helping Hand
Guilderland Babe Ruth Gets Grant for Dugouts
Guilderland Chamber Gets County Grants for Restaurant Week and Tech Improvements
New CPR Equipment for Guilderland Rescue Squad
New Archery Equipment for Guilderland Y Summer Camp
Standing Up for Colonie!
Mark has supported projects to help directly in South Colonie:
Bus Safety for South Colonie School Kids
Mark and Minority Leader Frank Mauriello of Colonie were co-sponsors
of a local county law to provide video camera surveillance for stopped
school buses to better protect our children from reckless drivers.
This important safety program began in the South Colonie School District,
at no cost to the school district.
Approved large grant for Colonie Seniors to help with their transportation needs.
Transparancy and Modernization Champion
Former TV News Anchor
Guilderland Chamber Entrepreneur of the Year
Trainer of the Year - Association for Talent Development
Former Adjunct Media Professor
Contact Mark to Volunteer
There are many ways to help a campaign:
- stuffing envelopes
- handing out literature
- dropping off lawn signs
- making phone calls, etc.
Please contact Mark if you ever have a suggestion, concern or need some help.
Email Mark or call him: 518.650.5096
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