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Sound Fiscal Policy Mayor Bob McGrory believes in responsible government.  His attention to detail has cut the Town's costs while enhancing services to residents.

Revitalization: Mayor McGrory has worked with State and County officials to ensure that Bladensburg's needs are being addressed.

Quality Education:
Bob has worked with the School Board and CEO to build new schools in our community.

News -

Vote against the Tax Increase

Mayor McGrory said in April that he would oppose a tax rate increase for the Town, given that the Town's residents were already facing net tax increases due to rising real estate assessments, as well as tax increases on the state and county levels.  In addition, the Town has substantial reserves to cushion the impact of periods of national economic stagnation.  

Unfortunately, in June, Bob McGrory was the only member of the Town Council to vote against the budget that included a nearly 4% tax rate increase. 

McGrory appoints Police Chief Sonya Proctor

Mayor McGrory appointed Police Chief Sonya Proctor, formerly of the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention and former Acting Chief of the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department.  The Mayor's appointment was approved by the Town Council at its meeting in April 2003, and Chief Proctor has hit the ground running with new initiatives including Safety Saturdays and a renewed emphasis on Neighborhood Watch groups and Community Policing.

Mayor Bob McGrory

The Town Council of Bladensburg appointed Bob McGrory as Mayor at its November 2002 meeting, upon the resignation of former Mayor David Harrington.  Harrington resigned to take up his duties as a member of the Prince George's County Council.

Sierra Club and League of Conservation Voters Endorse McGrory's 2002 Campaign

Maryland chapters of the League of Conservation Voters and the Sierra Club endorsed Bob McGrory in his campaign last year to serve as a Maryland Delegate, recognizing his work in environmental education, his support for ecology research, and his work to restore the Anacostia River through organizations such as the Anacostia Watershed Society and the Anacostia Trails Heritage Area. 

McGrory Event at 3 Brothers

Bladensburg Town Council Members, Hon. Marion Hoffman, Hon. Karla Koles, Hon. Helen Robinson, held a reception on August 15, 2002  in support of their colleague, Hon. Bob McGrory, in his candidacy for the Maryland House of Delegates. Remarks by County Council Chair, Hon. Peter Shapiro. The event at Three Brothers Restaurant was well attended including guests former Delegate Darren Swain, Colmar Manor Mayor Diana Fennell and present Delegate Victor Ramirez, plus former Mayor David Harrington, now serving on the County Council.

AFL-CIO endorses McGrory in 2002

During his interview with the Labor Council in early June, 2002, Bob McGrory described some of his efforts on behalf of working people, including actively supporting living wage campaigns, leading his employer's Human Resource Development Committee where he sought enhancements to working conditions and tuition benefits, and helping facilitate international elections for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.  Bob was especially gratified to learn to receive a letter several weeks later indicating that the AFL-CIO was endorsing his campaign last year to serve in the Maryland House of Delegates.

2002 Campaign Kickoff

Bob McGrory filed on May 31 as a candidate for the Maryland House of Delegates in the new 47th Legislative District in northwestern Prince George's County.  Seventy people, including now Senator Gwen Britt and Delegate Doyle Niemann, joined Bob for his birthday celebration and campaign party that evening at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park.  After speeches by then Mayor David Harrington, environmental activist Robert Boone, Senator Paul Pinsky, and Delegate Rushern Baker, guests ate birthday cake and took a pontoon Boat rides on the Anacostia River.  Plan your event in the beautiful Bladensburg Waterfront Park's Ropewalk Pavilion, located next to the Peace Cross, where Rt. 450 intersects Baltimore Avenue at 4601 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg, MD 20710. 

Baby McGrory

Maya Isabelle McGrory was born on April 5, 2002 at 3 minutes past midnight, weighing 8 pounds 3 ounces.  She is a hit with her big brother Ian, who insists on holding, kissing, ignoring, and jumping on her at all times.  Maya arrived just in time to celebrate the creation of the 47th Legislative District...

Celebration at World Arts Focus

Just hours after Maya's birth, Bob, Laura, Ian and friends welcomed 60 people to a celebration at World Arts Focus in Mount Rainer.  Colmar Manor Councilmember Sadara Barrow emceed the event, which featured speeches by County Council Chair Peter Shapiro  and former Bladensburg Mayor and present County Council Member David Harrington.

Friends of Bob McGrory, P.O. Box 65, Bladensburg, MD 20710-0065, Phone: 301-927-2776, E-mail: Campaign@BobMcGrory.com


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