Albany County Legislator Mark Grimm
(New 28th Legislative District - Parts of Northwest Guilderland and South Colonie)

"Helping People Never Gets Old"

Focused On His Constituents

Mark Grimm began serving his third four-year term on the county legislature in 2024 after a November election in which his vote total was the highest in nearly a quarter-century for any member of his party in Guilderland in a county legislature race.

Due to redistricting, Mark now represents the 28th legislative district which includes five election districts in the Carman Road area of Guilderland and one election district in South Colonie. From day one in office, he has focused on identifying problems and finding solutions for constituents.

Mark believes you can truly 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. He is honored and grateful to have the support he will never take for granted.

Mark has
* 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

About Mark...

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!

Standing Up for Guilderland!

For years, Mark fought to end the frustrating rush-hour congestion on the north end of Carman Road. The two new roundabouts there have added greatly to quality of life for those coming and going from the nearby interstate. 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.

Colonie Seniors

Approved large grant for Colonie Seniors to help with their transportation needs.

Transparancy and Modernization Champion

Grimm-Lekakis Modernization Plan Passes: Will Make County Leg More "Citizen Friendly"

Professional Background

Small Business Owner

Former TV News Anchor

Guilderland Chamber Entrepreneur of the Year

Trainer of the Year - Association for Talent Development

Former Adjunct Media Professor

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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